World of Music

Six of the best: classical music film cameos

Six of the best: classical music film cameos

We spot six famous classical musicians who have appeared in movies

Six unexpected Proms moments

Six unexpected Proms moments

We take a look at when not all went as planned at the Albert Hall…

Six of the best: works to hear on Independence Day

It’s Independence Day today, so here’s a brief musical nod to the good old US of A…

Six fascinating facts about Nielsen

How much do you know about Denmark's greatest composer?

Nine unusual facts about Ralph Vaughan Williams

Nine unusual facts about Ralph Vaughan Williams

We dispel common assumptions made about the great English composer

Audio slideshow: The Nutcracker

Listen to music from Tchaikovsky's masterpiece

Five Britten highlights on Radio 3 this weekend

What to tune into over the centenary weekend

A guide to the music of Sir John Tavener

We look at the unique genius of the great British composer who died this month

40 years of record label BIS

The independent classical label was founded 40 years ago this autumn – we take a look at some of their landmark releases

Six of the Best… classical pieces on film

Film directors have long turned to the world of classical music to create atmosphere and add an extra layer of meaning to their movies – from Wagner's music in Apocalypse Now to Beethoven in A Clockwork Orange. Here, we pick six of the most unexpected and imaginative uses of classical music on the silver screen…

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