World of Music

Something for the Weekend...

A dubstep symphony

Something for the Weekend...

A selection of our favourite questionable CD covers 

Mahler's Eighth Symphony

To accompany your April 2011 cover CD, here is a translation of the final scene from Goethe's Faust

The Portsmouth Sinfonia performs Handel's Messiah

The quotes, clips and links we like…

Scenes from Pianomania

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

Victor Borge plays Liszt

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

Six of the best… operatic demises

Six of the best… operatic demises

Stabbings, suicides and even death by guillotine punctuate the gore-spattered pages of operatic history. 

The intriguing world of Conductorcise

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

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

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