Alexander Vedernikov

The Russian conductor who dramatically left the Bolshoi Theatre in 2009 talks about Rachmaninov, Scriabin and the difference between Russian and English orchestras

Peter Hill

The world-renowned Messiaen interpreter on why he’s branched out to Bach with his latest recording

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The Russian baritone talks about his new recording of Rachmaninov Romances

Ilona Domnich

This January, soprano Ilona Domnich is performing in Death: Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living. But, she explains, there’s no reason to be sad

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

Mariusz Kwiecień

The Polish baritone on his debut solo recording, celebrating Slavic opera

David Finckel

The American cellist talks about chamber music, running a music festival and video blogging…

Toby Spence

The renowned English tenor on the contrasting challenges of singing Mahler and Thomas Adès 

Phil Grabsky

The director of films including In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven talks to us about his latest film, which delves into the life of Haydn.

Vaughan Williams's Dona nobis pacem - text

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.

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