Jay Greenberg

At 17 the American composer already has six symphonies to his name. But what's life like as a child prodigy? We talk to Greenberg about the highs and lows of achieving success at a young age

The Cobbe Collection, Surrey

Home to pianos played by Liszt, Chopin and Elgar

Robert Tear

Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony contains some of his greatest music, says the tenor Robert Tear, soloist on this month’s cover CD with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales - plus listen to a clip from the disc
Late-blooming composers

Late-blooming composers

Who were the composers who produced their masterpieces in later life? Rebecca Franks finds out

Norway's best chamber festivals

If you're heading North this year, says Neil McKim, then Norway has more than its fair share of chamber music festivals. Here's five of the best

Janine Jansen

After her win at this year's RPS awards, the Dutch violinist tells us why live performance matters. Hear an extract from her new disc here – and see her in action.

Hidden Treasures

Are there neglected masterpieces? Or is the idea just a myth, asks Iain Burnside

Nikolaj Znaider

Schoenberg, Korngold and Brahms: the Danish violinist tells us why he's tackling concertos by all three this May

Fishamble Street, Dublin

Head to the street that saw the premiere of Handel's most popular work

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

The French pianist on his triumphant win at this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards

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