Verdi's Requiem

Read the text of Verdi's Requiem, the work on our October cover CD

Richard Harwood

We talk to the cellist about recording a disc of works by composers whose music is usually found on the silver screen…

Vladimir Horowitz: through the eyes of today's pianists

In the current issue of BBC Music Magazine we're celebrating Horowitz, here we talk to some of today's top pianists about what made him such a unique musician…

Video: BBC Proms director Roger Wright talks about the unique Proms audience

We talk exclusively to the controller of Radio 3 about the unique atmosphere of the annual festival

Roman Rabinovich's iPad sketches

Take a look at some iPad drawings by the Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich

Paul Lewis: recording guide

Ahead of his performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 at the BBC Proms, we explore some of Paul Lewis's best recordings

Sergey Lemeshev

One of the Bolshoi’s star tenors of the mid-20th century, Lemeshev combined an extraordinary youthful-sounding voice – even late in his career – with a level of characterisation unmatched by most of his contemporaries. 

Wolfgang Windgassen

A Heldentenor in a new, lighter mould, Windgassen dominated the Wagnerian stage in the post-war era. 

Alfredo Kraus

A byword for lyrical refinement, Kraus was a perennial connoisseur’s favourite in bel canto and French repertoire. 

Anthony Rolfe Johnson

The English tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson came late to singing, but his natural talent allied to keen musical intelligence led to a great career.

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