World of Music

Unlikely Composers

What did Leo Tolstoy's Waltz sound like? Did Friedrich Nietzsche compose as well as he philosophised? Find out here as we explore unexpected amateur composers… 

Five landmark recordings from Sir Charles Mackerras

A potted guide to the Australian conductor's legacy

Clarinettist Martin Fröst takes flight

Something for the weekend: the quotes, clips and links we like…

Something for the weekend!

The quotes, clips and links we like…

Something for the weekend!

The quotes, clips and links we like…

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Six of the best… Christmas discs

From Bach's Christmas Oratorio to Adams's El niño, Helen Wallace selects the best recordings of festive classical works to listen to this yuletide

Something for the weekend!

The clips, quotes and links we like…

Six of the best… baritones

Six of the best… baritones

We select the greatest baritones that have made an impact on the world stage in recent years

November cover disc text translations

Text and translation of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
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