Discovering Music

Why is 'Land of Hope and Glory' at the BBC Proms?

Why is 'Land of Hope and Glory' at the BBC Proms?

We take a look at how Edward Elgar’s famous work became so central to the Last Night celebrations

Six of the best... classical saxophonists

Six of the best... classical saxophonists

We look at six players who have championed this lesser-known genre

Best classical works for saxophone

Best classical works for saxophone

The composers who wrote for the saxophone's sound 

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

Today's #BreakfastPromelette features a playlist of highlights by the French composer

Watch Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in full

Watch Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in full

A film of Tchaikovsky's complete two-act ballet conducted by Valery Gergiev

Six of the most inspiring women in music

Six of the most inspiring women in music

We celebrate six women who defied social norms to perform, compose, teach and conduct classical music.  

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

The story of Beethoven’s majestic fifth symphony, renowned for its famous four-note opening

The best electronic orchestral music

The best electronic orchestral music

We bring you the finest examples of contemporary electronic classical music

What is the Ondes Martenot?

What is the Ondes Martenot?

We explain the workings of the unusual instrument that takes centre stage in Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony

Who is Aida Garifullina?

Who is Aida Garifullina?

We give you the lowdown on the soprano who sang at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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