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.

Francesco Piemontesi

The Swiss-Italian pianist, who performs Schubert on this month's cover CD, talks about recording Schumann and Dvořák's Piano Concertos for his new disc on Naïve

Sir Colin Davis

James Naughtie interviewed the distinguished maestro in June 2011. We reprint the article here

Martin Engstroem

On 20 years of the Verbier Festival

Janina Fialkowska

Winner of this year's BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award, the Canadian pianist was hailed by Arthur Rubinstein as a 'born Chopin interpreter'. In this 2010 interview she talks about her acclaimed Chopin recordings and her return to performing after a battle with cancer.

Six of the Best… Jazz hit singles

Neil McKim's guide to some of the biggest jazz chart hits

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