World of Music

Six of the best… unknown carols

Six of the best… unknown carols

We ask six top choirmasters to name their favourite little-known festive treats

The best recordings of Elgar's Cello Concerto

The best recordings of Elgar's Cello Concerto

With so many cellists, so many very different interpretations, we search for an account of Elgar's much-loved Concerto that best captures the work's emotional heartland

The best recordings of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony

The best recordings of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony

We explore the finest versions of Schubert's two-movement masterpiece

Top 20 Britten recordings

Top 20 Britten recordings

We name the best recordings of the great composer's music

A celebration of St Cecilia’s Day

A celebration of St Cecilia’s Day

We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians

The best classical music for the night

The best classical music for the night

We round up some of the most atmospheric nocturnal compositions to listen to on a cold evening

Six of the best... American ballets

Six of the best... American ballets

In celebration of World Ballet Day, we present a selection of 20th-century ballets created by some of America’s greatest composers and choreographers

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

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