World of Music

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

An interview with conductor Joshua Weilerstein

An interview with conductor Joshua Weilerstein

Ahead of his ‘Sound of the Orchestra’ Prom on 26 August, we speak to the conductor about his favourite music

The 50 greatest recordings of all time

The must-have classical performances on disc

What was the War of the Romantics?

What was the War of the Romantics?

The two composers on tonight's Budapest Festival Orchestra programme were at loggerheads when it came to the philosophy of music

Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms

Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms

Singer's The Virgin of Montserrat to receive its world premiere

What is the European Union Youth Orchestra?

What is the European Union Youth Orchestra?

Ahead of this morning’s concert, part of which celebrates 100 years of Polish independence, we introduce the talented young performers of the EUYO…

The best of Maurice Ravel

The best of Maurice Ravel

With Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra giving us a feast of Ravel at tonight's Prom, here's a playlist of the French composer's music to whet your appetite

The best recordings of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

The best recordings of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

What are the finest performances of Gershwin's riotous Rhapsody in Blue? See below for our definitive recommendations…

5 Composers with Synesthesia

5 Composers with Synesthesia

With Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy rounding off tonight’s Prom, we list four other composers who claimed to see music as colour…

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