World of Music

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…


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

War Requiem, Benjamin Britten

The text for Britten's masterpiece

Your 20 favourite BBC Music CDs

We take a 20th-anniversary look at the best discs to have graced BBC Music Magazine

20 landmark opera productions – picture gallery

The past 20 years on the opera stage

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