World of Music

Take a peek backstage at a BBC Music Magazine cover shoot!

Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to Manchester…


Roxanna Panufnik's new chamber work, Orchestrapaedia, mirrors Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra – but with added cartoons by her brother, Jem.

Video: Mei Yi Foo

Hear the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Newcomer of the Year 

Six of the Best… Jazz hit singles

Neil McKim's guide to some of the biggest jazz chart hits

War Requiem, Benjamin Britten

The text for Britten's masterpiece

Your 20 favourite BBC Music CDs

We take a 20th-anniversary look at the best discs to have graced BBC Music Magazine

20 landmark opera productions – picture gallery

The past 20 years on the opera stage

Sea Drift – text

Download the text for your cover CD

Wax Cylinders

Listen to historic recordings

Debussy's The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian

An English translation of the text of Debussy's mystic work, conducted on the February BBC Music Magazine cover CD by Thierry Fischer

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