World of Music

Six of the best Arvo Pärt recordings

Six of the best Arvo Pärt recordings

Where should you start with the contemporary Estonian composer's music? Here's our handy guide to the unmissable albums

A guide to Mahler's First Symphony

A guide to Mahler's First Symphony

What you need to know about the Austrian's 'Titan'…

Brahms's German Requiem

Brahms's German Requiem

An inspiring quote from Johannes Brahms forms today's Breakfast Promelette, before tonight's performance of the German Requiem by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

5 of the best pieces for Piano Left Hand

5 of the best pieces for Piano Left Hand

Pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm during World War I, but that didn't stop him playing; in fact he went on to commission several new works for left hand only, including one from Ravel which is performed at tonight's Prom...

Behind the scenes with Sarah Connolly

Behind the scenes with Sarah Connolly

For today's Breakfast Promelette, here's a peek on location at our magazine cover photoshoot with the brilliant British mezzo-soprano

What are the London Symphonies?

What are the London Symphonies?

A quick guide to Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 2, both of which were inspired by the British capital

What is BBC Ten Pieces?

With the arrival of BBC Ten Pieces at this year's Proms, here's our quick guide to the project that's helping 7-14 year-olds discover classical music

The best of Vaughan Williams

The best of Vaughan Williams

In today’s Breakfast Promelette, we present a playlist of Vaughan Williams’s finest music from Lark Ascending to the glorious Symphony No. 5

What happens in Stravinsky's The Firebird?

What happens in Stravinsky's The Firebird?

We explain the synopsis and story behind Stravinsky's legendary ballet The Firebird

A quote of the day from Beethoven

A quote of the day from Beethoven

Beethoven's masterful 'Emperor' concerto takes centre stage at tonight's Prom...

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