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Who are the Berlin Philharmonic's past chief conductors?

Who are the Berlin Philharmonic's past chief conductors?

As Kirill Petrenko takes over the reins of the Berlin Philharmonic, we take a look back at his illustrious predecessors

An Interview with Andris Nelsons

An Interview with Andris Nelsons

We caught up with the Latvian conductor last week at Tanglewood in Massachusetts to discuss the Boston Symphony Orchestra's European Tour, which begins this weekend as part of the BBC Proms...

A guide to composer Franz Schmidt

A guide to composer Franz Schmidt

We look into the life of the composer, cellist and pianist ahead of tonight's Prom

A guide to Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'

A guide to Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'

A quick guide to perhaps the most influential classical work of the 20th century – Stravinsky's ballet, 'The Rite of Spring'

A quick guide to Verdi's Requiem

A quick guide to Verdi's Requiem

What you need to know about this Italian masterpiece

Elgar on the Riviera

Elgar on the Riviera

Ahead of this evening’s Prom with Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO, we share the story behind the opening work, Elgar’s In the South (Alassio)

Elgar on the Riviera

Elgar on the Riviera

Ahead of this evening’s Prom with Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO, we share the story behind the opening work, Elgar’s In the South (Alassio)

A playlist of the best piano pieces by Franz Liszt

A playlist of the best piano pieces by Franz Liszt

In honour of tonight's Proms performance of Liszt's Second Piano Concerto, we take a look at the composer's keyboard masterpieces

Bernstein conducts Shostakovich

Bernstein conducts Shostakovich

Ahead of tonight's Prom, enjoy this meeting of two great 20th-century musical minds

An interview with conductor Joshua Weilerstein

An interview with conductor Joshua Weilerstein

Ahead of his ‘Sound of the Orchestra’ Prom on 26 August, we speak to the conductor about his favourite music

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