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Five facts about composer Georg Philipp Telemann

Five facts about composer Georg Philipp Telemann

Here are five facts about the Baroque composer whose music is at last starting to make something of a comeback

Five of the best sea shanties

Five of the best sea shanties

This month sees the release of Fisherman’s Friends, a film about shanty-singing Cornish fishermen. To celebrate, we’ve chosen the greatest songs to sing by the sea.

The best recordings of Mahler's Symphony No. 5

The best recordings of Mahler's Symphony No. 5

We name the greatest recordings of Mahler’s legendary Fifth Symphony

The best recordings of Holst's The Planets

The best recordings of Holst's The Planets

As we celebrate the centenary year of the completion of The Planets, we bring you the best recordings of each movement of the suite 

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 1

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 1

We explore the great composer's First Symphony and what makes it so special

Yehudi Menuhin's finest moments...

Yehudi Menuhin's finest moments...

We look at the late violinist and conductor's finest moments in the studio and on film..

Five essential works by Dvořák

Five essential works by Dvořák

We choose the best pieces by the Czech composing legend

Six of the best works by William Boyce

Six of the best works by William Boyce

Discover some fantastic music from the master of English Baroque

The BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Classical pop lyrics

The BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Classical pop lyrics

Can you name the pop songs these classical music references appear in?

The best recordings of Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals

The best recordings of Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals

We name the greatest recordings of Saint-Saëns’s musical menagerie 

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