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An interview with Anne Denholm

The official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales on playing at the royal wedding and why she loves the music of Sally Beamish and Barbara Strozzi

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An interview with Joshua Bell

We meet the violinist ahead of his performance at Festival Napa Valley, where he is playing the soundtrack to The Red Violin 

An Introduction to Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

An Introduction to Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

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Who is Aida Garifullina?

Who is Aida Garifullina?

We give you the lowdown on the soprano who sang at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

A guide to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

A guide to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

Conductor Vasily Petrenko explores the Leningrad Symphony, as heard at the BBC Proms this evening

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40 Years of BBC Young Musician

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Ravel on music

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Six of the best: BBC Proms world premieres

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11 of the best Croatian musicians

11 of the best Croatian musicians

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