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A quick guide to Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune

A quick guide to Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune

Ahead of tonight's BBC Prom, we introduce the delights of Debussy's intoxicating symphonic poem

Best classical works for saxophone

Best classical works for saxophone

The composers who wrote for the saxophone's sound 

5 Composers with Synesthesia

5 Composers with Synesthesia

With Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy rounding off tonight’s Prom, we list four other composers who claimed to see music as colour…

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 

Six of the best Arvo Pärt recordings

Six of the best Arvo Pärt recordings

Where should you start with the contemporary Estonian composer's music? Here's our handy guide to the unmissable albums

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

Today's #BreakfastPromelette features a playlist of highlights by the French composer

A West Side Horror Story

A West Side Horror Story

When Bernstein subjected a young tenor to studio misery

A guide to Mahler's First Symphony

A guide to Mahler's First Symphony

What you need to know about the Austrian's 'Titan'…

An interview with filmmaker John Bridcut

An interview with filmmaker John Bridcut

We talk to the filmmaker about the process of creating his award-winning composer documentaries 

Brahms's German Requiem

Brahms's German Requiem

An inspiring quote from Johannes Brahms forms today's Breakfast Promelette, before tonight's performance of the German Requiem by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

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