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A guide to Wagner's Lohengrin

A guide to Wagner's Lohengrin

We tell the story of Wagner's great Romantic opera

The politics of Dmitri Shostakovich

The politics of Dmitri Shostakovich

We take each of Shostakovich's symphonies one by one, exploring how the composer's politics influenced his music

A guide to Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer

A guide to Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer

We tell the story of Wagner’s ‘The Flying Dutchman’

Mozart Piano Concertos... The best recordings

Mozart Piano Concertos... The best recordings

Ahead of the Prom on 23 July featuring Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, we compare the finest complete recorded cycles of all 27 of the composer's sublime Concertos for keyboard...

The best living female conductors

The best living female conductors

Can you name the best female conductors working today? 

Who was Alma Mahler?

Who was Alma Mahler?

Thwarted as a composer, was Alma Mahler really a ‘boundless narcissist’? A recently rediscovered song suggests a troubled soul lurking beneath

The 20 Greatest Violinists of All Time

The 20 Greatest Violinists of All Time

Who are the finest violinists ever to have been recorded on disc? We asked 100 of today’s leading players to name their inspirations…

Who composed the music for HBO’s Chernobyl?

Who composed the music for HBO’s Chernobyl?

We introduce you to the Emmy-nominated Icelandic composer

Six of the best… First Nights of the Proms

Six of the best… First Nights of the Proms

The BBC Music Magazine team sifts through the archives to find the best First Nights in history

15 composers and their dogs

15 composers and their dogs

We reveal the canine companions behind classical music's greatest composers

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