World of Music

Backstage at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World with Petroc Trelawny

We talk to the presenter about the standard of this year's competition, the atmosphere backstage and the competition's international reputation for discovering new talent

A peek backstage at the Proms issue cover shoot with violinist Joshua Bell!

Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to the Royal Albert Hall

On set: The Rite of Spring

In February 2006, BBC Two showed Riot at the Rite, a specially commissioned film that relived the dramatic premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in Paris, 1913. Would-be thespian and deputy editor Jeremy Pound was on set for the filming. Here, on the anniversary of the Rite's premiere, is his article, which appeared in the January 2006 issue of BBC Music Magazine

My dream Wagner

Seven leading musicians – including Sir Mark Elder and soprano Deborah Voigt – tell us the operas by Wagner that inspire them most

Brahms's A German Requiem – text

Read the text for Brahms's requiem for chorus, orchestra and soloists

Vermeer and Music at the National Gallery

Watch our audio slideshow of paintings by Vermeer accompanied by music of his time

Take a peek backstage at a BBC Music Magazine cover shoot!

Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to Manchester…

Orchestrapaedia

Roxanna Panufnik's new chamber work, Orchestrapaedia, mirrors Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra – but with added cartoons by her brother, Jem.

Video: Mei Yi Foo

Hear the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Newcomer of the Year 

Six of the Best… Jazz hit singles

Neil McKim's guide to some of the biggest jazz chart hits

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