World of Music

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

Picture gallery: Susan Chilcott

We celebrate some of her greatest operatic achievements

Roman Rabinovich's iPad sketches

Take a look at some iPad drawings by the Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich

George Lloyd

We explore the life and music of a British composer who celebrates his 100th anniversary this week

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

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