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Top 10 Beethoven places to visit

Top 10 Beethoven places to visit

We name the best sights where you can pay homage to the great composer

10 great new Beethoven recordings released in 2020

10 great new Beethoven recordings released in 2020

We name some of the best new recordings of Beethoven’s music released in his 250th anniversary year

Who composed the music for Last Tango in Halifax?

Who composed the music for Last Tango in Halifax?

Last Tango in Halifax is enjoying a long-awaited comeback on BBC One, but who composes the music for the popular comedy drama?

The best contemporary ‘unclassified’ music for running and exercising

The best contemporary ‘unclassified’ music for running and exercising

Radio 3’s Elizabeth Alker will be joining hundreds of others at MediaCity in Salford to run 5km to 'beat' the music of Beethoven's Fifth Sympony, which is performed live by BBC Philharmonic for Sport Relief. Ahead of the run, she's created a playlist of some of the best ambient and electronic tracks to hit the gym with

Film composers feature in PRS 100 Women Changing Music list

Film composers feature in PRS 100 Women Changing Music list

Film composers Rachel Portman and Isobel Waller-Bridge appear in this year’s list of most influential women in music alongside icons from the worlds of pop and grime

Celebrate International Women's Day with the latest classical music events

Celebrate International Women's Day with the latest classical music events

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we round-up upcoming radio, TV and live events featuring some of the best female composers and artists to look out for.  

Six of the most inspiring women in music

Six of the most inspiring women in music

We celebrate six women who defied social norms to perform, compose, teach and conduct classical music.  

10 of the best Beethoven quotes

10 of the best Beethoven quotes

A selection of some of the wittiest and most profound statements the great composer made in his lifetime

10 of the best arrangements of Beethoven’s music

10 of the best arrangements of Beethoven’s music

We choose some of the greatest adaptations of the great composer’s symphonies, concertos and instrumental works

10 Beethoven references in popular culture

10 Beethoven references in popular culture

From Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange to the comic strip Peanuts, the great composer’s reach stretches far beyond the concert hall

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