Article

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6

Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the history and analysis of Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony

A guide to Haydn’s piano sonatas

A guide to Haydn’s piano sonatas

We explore the lesser-known piano sonatas of Joseph Haydn 

A guide to Korngold's style...

A guide to Korngold's style...

With a performance of Korngold's Violin Concerto at the Proms and a new recording of his Symphony in F sharp in need of a listen, we rundown some things to listen out for...

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the history and analysis of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

A guide to Wagner's Tannhäuser

A guide to Wagner's Tannhäuser

We tell the story of Wagner's opera Tannhäuser 

Six of the best works by George Gershwin

Six of the best works by George Gershwin

What are the greatest pieces of music written by the jazz-influenced classical composer?

Five essential works by Arvo Pärt

Five essential works by Arvo Pärt

We choose the best works by the pioneering Estonian composer 

When are the BBC Proms on TV?

When are the BBC Proms on TV?

We bring you the schedule for the 2019 Proms broadcasts across BBC Two and Four

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4

Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the history and analysis of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony

Five of the best Bach transcriptions

Five of the best Bach transcriptions

The BBC Music Magazine team names their favourite interpretations and arrangements of works by the Baroque legend 

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here