World of Music

Six of the best... viola players

Six of the best... viola players

Who are the world's most famous violists? From Lionel Tertis to Lawrence Power, we name six of the instrument's greatest exponents

Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me

Uncovering the story of Mendelssohn's complex religious identity made sense of her own childhood, says Sheila Hayman, the composer's great great great great-niece. She tells us what it was like to film the tale

Something for the weekend!

The quotes, clips and links we like…

Something for the weekend!

The clips, links and quotes we like…

It shouldn't happen to a piano…

In the July issue of BBC Music Magazine we present 15 truly unpleasant ways in which pianos have been treated over the years. Six of those occasions were, alas, filmed for posterity. Here they are...

Something for the weekend!

The links, clips and quotes we like…

Something for the weekend!

The links, clips and quotes we like…

Father of the King's Musick

On the trail of Henry VIII, Lucie Skeaping uncovers the tale of a forgotten manuscript

Barcelona vs Manchester

OK, so Barcelona has the better football team. But which city has the greater musical heritage? Jeremy Pound compares the two…

Six of the best organs in the world

Oliver Condy's quick guide to some of the greatest pipe organs in the world

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