World of Music

Six of the best orchestral players

Six of the best orchestral players

We name half-a-dozen legendary players from the orchestral ranks

Playlist: the Best of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Playlist: the Best of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

The American mezzo's performance in Glyndebourne's production of Handel's Theodora made history. Discover her miraculous artistry with our playlist

An introduction to tango

An introduction to tango

Ahead of tonight's BBC Prom, strut your stuff to our tango playlist

Who are the Berlin Philharmonic's past chief conductors?

Who are the Berlin Philharmonic's past chief conductors?

As Kirill Petrenko takes over the reins of the Berlin Philharmonic, we take a look back at his illustrious predecessors

A guide to Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'

A guide to Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'

A quick guide to perhaps the most influential classical work of the 20th century – Stravinsky's ballet, 'The Rite of Spring'

A quick guide to Verdi's Requiem

A quick guide to Verdi's Requiem

What you need to know about this Italian masterpiece

Elgar on the Riviera

Elgar on the Riviera

Ahead of this evening’s Prom with Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO, we share the story behind the opening work, Elgar’s In the South (Alassio)

Elgar on the Riviera

Elgar on the Riviera

Ahead of this evening’s Prom with Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO, we share the story behind the opening work, Elgar’s In the South (Alassio)

A playlist of the best piano pieces by Franz Liszt

A playlist of the best piano pieces by Franz Liszt

In honour of tonight's Proms performance of Liszt's Second Piano Concerto, we take a look at the composer's keyboard masterpieces

Bernstein conducts Shostakovich

Bernstein conducts Shostakovich

Ahead of tonight's Prom, enjoy this meeting of two great 20th-century musical minds

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