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What was the War of the Romantics?

What was the War of the Romantics?

The two composers on tonight's Budapest Festival Orchestra programme were at loggerheads when it came to the philosophy of music

Five of the most unusual Budapest Festival Orchestra concerts

Five of the most unusual Budapest Festival Orchestra concerts

Ahead of its Prom tonight, we round up some of the more unconventional concerts the Budapest Festival Orchestra has put on in recent years

A Year of Bernstein: Our 2018 UK Performance Guide

A Year of Bernstein: Our 2018 UK Performance Guide

Our guide to the Bernstein’s greatest hits, and the orchestras performing them this year.

The best pieces of music inspired by love

The best pieces of music inspired by love

Violinist Fenella Humphreys chooses her favourite love-inspired works for an exclusive BBC Music Magazine playlist

Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms

Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms

Singer's The Virgin of Montserrat to receive its world premiere

What is the European Union Youth Orchestra?

What is the European Union Youth Orchestra?

Ahead of this morning’s concert, part of which celebrates 100 years of Polish independence, we introduce the talented young performers of the EUYO…

The best of Maurice Ravel

The best of Maurice Ravel

With Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra giving us a feast of Ravel at tonight's Prom, here's a playlist of the French composer's music to whet your appetite

The best classical music on TV and radio this week

The best classical music on TV and radio this week

We round up the best classical music broadcasts on radio and television for this coming week

An interview with composer Philip Venables

An interview with composer Philip Venables

We talk to composer Philip Venables about his violin concerto Venables plays Bartók, which was premiered at the 2018 BBC Proms

The best recordings of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

The best recordings of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

What are the finest performances of Gershwin's riotous Rhapsody in Blue? See below for our definitive recommendations…

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