World of Music

Debussy's The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian

An English translation of the text of Debussy's mystic work, conducted on the February BBC Music Magazine cover CD by Thierry Fischer

Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem

On the January BBC Music Magazine cover CD you can hear a recording of Vaughan Williams himself conducting his choral work Dona nobis pacem. Here we print the full text of the piece.

Six of the Best… Jazz Film Cameos

Whether it’s breaking the tension of a thriller or adding sparkle to a musical, jazz musicians have a history of making scene-stealing cameos on the silver screen. Neil McKim explores six of the greatest

Something for the Weekend: Pianist paddles down the Amazon

Greek pianist Panos Karan undertakes an unusual concert tour...

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A round-up of our favourite clips, quotes and amusing snippets

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A dubstep symphony

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A selection of our favourite questionable CD covers 

Mahler's Eighth Symphony

To accompany your April 2011 cover CD, here is a translation of the final scene from Goethe's Faust

Six of the best… unknown carols

Six of the best… unknown carols

We ask six top choirmasters to name their favourite little-known festive treats

The Portsmouth Sinfonia performs Handel's Messiah

The quotes, clips and links we like…

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