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The best classical music for St George's Day

The best classical music for St George's Day

What are the great classical works that have helped shaped English music? As we celebrate St George’s Day, our experts look back over the centuries and name their six key pieces.

Five unmissable works by Ethel Smyth

Five unmissable works by Ethel Smyth

The formidable achievements and indomitable spirit of the British composer and militant suffragette make her one of British music's most interesting characters...

Five essential works by Haydn

Five essential works by Haydn

We choose the best pieces by the master of rhetoric

A guide to Florence Price

A guide to Florence Price

We introduce you to the composer who became the first African-American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra

Six of the best works by Respighi

Six of the best works by Respighi

83 years from the day of his death, we pick the best works by the underrated but genius Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi

How do you get tickets to the BBC Proms?

How do you get tickets to the BBC Proms?

We tell you everything you need to know in the run-up to this year’s BBC Proms season

BBC Proms 2019 season unveiled

BBC Proms 2019 season unveiled

Celebrations of the solar system and planet earth take centre stage this year, alongside anniversary events for Proms founder Henry Wood 

The best recordings of JS Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier

The best recordings of JS Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier

Kate Bolton-Porciatti travels through all the major and minor keys on her journey to find the finest recordings of Bach’s extensive sets of preludes and fugues for solo keyboard

Classical music inspired by Shakespeare

Classical music inspired by Shakespeare

William Shakespeare inspired some of the greatest musical scores ever written. We explore the operas, ballets, overtures, incidental music, tone poems, choral works and songs born out of his writing. 

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'

We tell the story of how Beethoven composed his Pastoral Symphony, and share one the best recordings

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