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Robert Thicknesse names fifteen fabulous but forgotten operas
We take a Valentine's Day look at the painful world of passion
Seven leading Mendelssohn performers tell us which of his works inspire them above all others
Did Schoenberg really consider himself the composer of catchy little tunes? Rick Jones tests out this theory on two junior human guinea-pigs
We mark a TV milestone by naming our favourite introductory tunes
Conductor Peter Phillips explains how gambling may have played a part in Josquin’s Mass of the Dice
Michael Tanner sets out on one of the bleakest and loneliest journeys in classical music, as he selects the finest recordings of Schubert’s harrowing song-cycle
On 3 October 1833, Berlioz married Harriet Smithson. A few years earlier, his infatuation with the actress led him to compose his monumental Symphonie fantastique to win her over. Here’s the story…
Elinor Cooper chooses the best works for the season
Who were the 100 violinists that took part in our poll? And whom did they each nominate? Here is the voting in full
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