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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

11 of today's top women conductors

11 of today's top women conductors

To mark International Women's Day, we name 11 of the best female conductors working today

Who are the maestros who inspired today's greatest conductors?

Who are the maestros who inspired today's greatest conductors?

Below we give details of how each of our 100 conductors voted

The 20 Greatest Conductors of All Time

The 20 Greatest Conductors of All Time

Who are the maestros who inspire the maestros themselves? We invited 100 of today’s leading conductors to cast their vote…

What’s your favourite work by Felix Mendelssohn?

What’s your favourite work by Felix Mendelssohn?

Seven leading Mendelssohn performers tell us which of his works inspire them above all others

Q&A: Sir Simon Rattle

Q&A: Sir Simon Rattle

The Berlin Philharmonic's conductor tells Rebecca Franks why Beethoven's symphonies remain a true test

12 of the best... imaginary composers

Geoff Brown delves into the worlds of literature and film to reveal a wealth of often brilliantly imagined, but utterly fictional, composers. 

10 impossible classical masterpieces

10 impossible classical masterpieces

What happens when a composer writes a work that is simply too difficult for its intended performers? Jeremy Pound takes a look at ten such examples

Can you whistle Schoenberg?

Can you whistle Schoenberg?

Did Schoenberg really consider himself the composer of catchy little tunes? Rick Jones tests out this theory on two junior human guinea-pigs

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