World of Music

5 facts about Bernd Alois Zimmermann

5 facts about Bernd Alois Zimmermann

What do you need to know about the 20th-century German composer? Our 'Breakfast Promelette' today offers a quick guide

Five facts about the Royal Albert Hall organ

Five facts about the Royal Albert Hall organ

A brief guide to the magnificent Henry Willis pipe organ, which takes up occupancy in London's Royal Albert Hall

What is the World Orchestra for Peace?

What is the World Orchestra for Peace?

As Beethoven's  'Choral' Symphony No. 9 comes to the Proms, we introduce the unique orchestra who will be playing it

An Introduction to Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

An Introduction to Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

Today's Breakfast Promelette celebrates tonight's complete Proms performance of Debussy's otherwordly opera about love, desire and power

A guide to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

A guide to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

Conductor Vasily Petrenko explores the Leningrad Symphony, as heard at the BBC Proms this evening

40 Years of BBC Young Musician

40 Years of BBC Young Musician

Prom 3 showcases four decades of the BBC's celebrated televised competition

Ravel on music

Ravel on music

What did the great 20th-century French composer think about his art?

11 of the best Croatian musicians

11 of the best Croatian musicians

Ahead of the England-Croatia World Cup semi-final, here's our run-down of the musicians you need to know from the Balkan country

Six of the best... tennis-playing composers

Six of the best... tennis-playing composers

Rebecca Franks looks at the composers who enjoyed a bit of serve and volley

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces new principal conductor

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces new principal conductor

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has named Maxim Emelyanychev as its new principal conductor

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