5 - 18 May 2013

For over ten years some of the world's greatest musicians have visited this most beautiful of all Cotswold towns to perform in the wonderful setting of St. James' church, described by Alfred Brendel as "One of the finest acoustics I encountered in my 60 year career"

Artists this year include: Paul Lewis, Mark Padmore, Takacs Quartet, Elisabeth Leonskaja, OAE, Britten Sinfonia, Steven Osborne, Atos Trio, I Fagiolini, Ruth Rogers, Jack Liebeck, Thomas Hull, Alexandra Dariescu,

Join us for two weeks of glorious music in this magical setting

Compose your future

Compose your future is for people who want to study a performing arts related course at college or university.

The event takes places in Manchester and London and is an exhibition of over 60 exhibitors with live performances by current students, interactive and knowledge building workshops, practical demonstrations and special guests.

Come and find out what courses are available and what to expect on a performing arts degree at this buzzing and interactive exhibition. Free to attend!

Visit the website for a full list of exhibitors, workshops and further information.

Video exclusive: Vasily Petrenko presents Shostakovich

Video exclusive: Vasily Petrenko presents Shostakovich

The Russian conductor on the complete symphonies

The official classical chart

The UK's Top 20 Specialist Classical releases

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Alisa Weilerstein plays Dvořák

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Enjoy the Slavonic Dance No. 8 from her latest recording

This new issue has been put together with remarkable care. Three of the makeweights, all beautifully played, were written or arranged for the cellist and dedicatee of the concerto, Hanuš Wihan … This is a performance to treasure,’ writes Jan Smaczny in his review of this recording in our August issue.

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15 Composers and their dogs

15 Composers and their dogs

Classical music’s canine companions

BBC Proms 2014: Sibelius, Walton and Maxwell Davies

BBC Proms 2014: Sibelius, Walton and Maxwell Davies

Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5

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Arabella Steinbacher performs the elegant finale with the Lucerne Festival Strings

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'Recorded in the gentle cushioning, warm ambience of a Zurich church, Steinbacher and colleagues sound almost like a throwback to the 1970s,’ writes Julian Haylock in his review of this recording in our July issue.

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The 15 daftest works in classical music

The 15 daftest works in classical music

Classical music's craziest compositions

BBC Philharmonic to be joined by Clean Bandit, John Grant and Culture Club

BBC Philharmonic to be joined by Clean Bandit, John Grant and Culture Club

'BBC Philharmonic Presents...' line-up announced