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A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 6

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 6

The story behind Vaughan Williams's 6th symphony in E minor 

Six of the best… works by Stravinsky

Six of the best… works by Stravinsky

We name the very best pieces of music written by the Russian composer

The history of the saxophone

The history of the saxophone

Once greeted with hostility, the saxophone has become an integral part of the music scene. Mervyn Cooke explores the early days.

Seven of the best works by Rachmaninov

Seven of the best works by Rachmaninov

We choose the greatest works by the legendary Russian composer 

The best recordings of Tallis's Lamentations

The best recordings of Tallis's Lamentations

We choose the best recordings of Tallis's haunting and meditative settings of the two chapters from the Book of Lamentations 

Five of the best pieces of music inspired by space

Five of the best pieces of music inspired by space

To tie in with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings and the BBC Proms's celebration of all things space, we've chosen some of the greatest pieces of classical music inspired by the solar system. 

What are Late Night Proms?

What are Late Night Proms?

Are you a night owl? Musically-adventurous? Then the Late Night Proms might just be for you!

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 5

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 5

We explore the brilliant composer's D major symphony 

Four composers at the court of Louis XIV

Four composers at the court of Louis XIV

A quick look at those who brought music to the Sun King’s palace

Who is Omer Meir Wellber?

Who is Omer Meir Wellber?

Meet the BBC Philharmonic's new chief conductor ahead of his BBC Proms debut

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