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The story of a secret Passion

The story of a secret Passion

Why a major work written in 1920s Russia has only recently come to light

The problem with perfection...

The problem with perfection...

Violinist Henning Kraggerud laments the loss of the well-rounded musician

Augusta Read Thomas's Ear Taxi

Augusta Read Thomas's Ear Taxi

The American composer on why she decided to set up a major new contemporary music festival 

Boris Giltburg on Rachmaninov's Études-Tableaux

Boris Giltburg on Rachmaninov's Études-Tableaux

Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg's recent recording of Rachmaninov's 1916 Études-Tableaux was BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Choice in August. Here, he reflects on what makes this set of works so special. 

Seeing the music: how visual art can inform performance

Seeing the music: how visual art can inform performance

Pianist and artist Roman Rabinovich on the connections between visual art and music.

No time to practise?

No time to practise?

Executive director of Making Music Barbara Eifler explores the challenges of making time in a busy 21st-century life.

My BBC journey

My BBC journey

Violinist Esther Yoo on how the BBC New Generation Artists scheme has broadened her horizons.

Translating Shakespeare

Translating Shakespeare

Tenor Paul Appleby on how Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing became Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict

Diary of a Prommer

Diary of a Prommer

Forget the seats. For many, the real joy of the Proms means queuing to stand in the Arena. We sent deputy editor Jeremy Pound to experience the magic.

The First Night of the BBC Proms

The First Night of the BBC Proms

A stirring and emotional performance opens the 2016 season

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