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Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Remembering the Battle of the Somme

As Europe prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, composer Laura Rossi tells us about how film and music have created a powerful memorial. 

Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux at Aldeburgh Festival

Claire Jackson swaps opera glasses for binoculars at Aimard's immersive performance

Terry Riley’s In C at BBC Music Day

Terry Riley’s In C at BBC Music Day

The British Paraorchestra performs a minimalist classic in Bristol

When Shelley met Sally

When Shelley met Sally

Tenor James Gilchrist explains how he is bringing English Romantic poets to Wigmore Hall

Requiem for 114 Radios

Requiem for 114 Radios

Elinor Cooper previews the centrepiece of the Bristol New Music weekend

Life as a New Generation Artist

Life as a New Generation Artist

Baritone Benjamin Appl tells us about his experience on the BBC's scheme for exceptional young performers

Monteverdi in Venice

Monteverdi in Venice

John Eliot Gardiner announces his year-long celebration of Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary. Oliver Condy reports from Venice.

A night with Gesualdo

A night with Gesualdo

Clare Norburn tells us how she dramatised classical music history’s goriest murder in her concert-play Breaking the Rules

A Chopin marathon

A Chopin marathon

Pianist Warren Mailley-Smith on what he has learnt from marathon runners.

How I learned to love recording

How I learned to love recording

Clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe on overcoming her fear of the studio

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