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Seven of the best… works by Ernest Bloch

Seven of the best… works by Ernest Bloch

For Ernest Bloch's 136th birthday, Alec Evans selects the composer's finest works

If they'd lived...

If they'd lived...

Many composers have died very young – often, we assume, at the height of their creative powers. But if they’d hung on a little longer, Malcolm Hayes wonders, could Western music’s development have been radically altered?

Best classical works for saxophone

Best classical works for saxophone

The composers who wrote for the saxophone's sound 

Top 10 Brahms works

Top 10 Brahms works

What are the best pieces of music by the Romantic composer?

Who was Johannes Brahms?

Who was Johannes Brahms?

Ivan Hewett, Bayan Northcott and Jessica Duchen take a look at the essence of this enigmatic composer. 

The best choral works for Passiontide

The best choral works for Passiontide

Britain’s top choral conductors name their favourite works for the festival

The best choral music for Easter

The best choral music for Easter

Britain’s top choral conductors name their favourite works for the festival

15 operas ripe for rediscovery

15 operas ripe for rediscovery

Robert Thicknesse names fifteen fabulous but forgotten operas 

Works to listen to after Handel's Messiah

Works to listen to after Handel's Messiah

Looking for listening inspiration? We suggest six works to explore after Handel's Messiah

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