The Making of Music (Part 3)

The 19th century was a boom era for classical music, says James Naughtie

Where's Wolfgang?

Should Mozart have been included in our list of 'Ten Greatest Prodigies'? Reader John Stone argues in favour of the young composer's brilliance

Walton's Symphony No. 1

Sir Adrian Boult's interpretation gets to the heart of this piece, says the composer's biographer Michael Kennedy. Plus hear a clip of the symphony from this month's cover CD

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The Making of Music (Part 2)

As James Naughtie continues his journey through the history of music, he takes a look at neglected composers and lost masterpieces

Rufus Wainwright

On 10 July the Canadian singer's first opera, Prima Donna, premieres at the Manchester International Festival. He took a few minutes out of rehearsal time to tell us about it

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The Making of Music (Part 1)

How do you go about exploring a millennium of music? In the first of a six-part series, James Naughtie reveals how he wrote his landmark history of classical music for Radio 4

Kenilworth Castle

The unexpected inspiration behind an Italian opera

Yuja Wang

As the 22-year-old pianist makes her London debut, she tells us why she loves Ligeti, Horowitz and Bernstein 

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