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Thomas Hewitt Jones (Credit: Will Dolphin)
We talk to Thomas Hewitt Jones, composer of the 2014 BBC Music Magazine carol 'Lullay, my...
Artist Interviews
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
We talk to the composer of the 2015 BBC Music Magazine carol
Artist Interviews
The Queen's Six
The vocal sextet tell us about recording our Christmas cover CD...

Artist Interviews

Daniel Barenboim
Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim talks about his deep relationship with Beethoven's music.     
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, the judges of the Great British Bake Off
Hilary Hahn and Alexandra Dariescu on the art of cake-making…
Matthew Sharp, Cellist and Baritone
Matthew Sharp tells us about his career as both a cellist and baritone
Conductor Peter Phillips reflects on the choral ensemble's career to date
Eleanor Alberga
We talk to the composer about being commissioned for the Last Night of the Proms
Ahead of the ‘Life Story’ Prom, composer Murray Gold discusses the music he created for the groundbreaking BBC TV wildlife series
John Storgårds
The Finnish conductor on Nielsen's symphonies
The baritone and director tell us about bringing Mahler's music to the big screen
Composer Mark Bowden
BBC National Orchestra of Wales's composer-in-residence on writing music inspired by the origins of the universe
Japanese Pianist Noriko Ogawa
We talk to the Japanese pianist about organising concerts for parents and carers of autistic children
Cordelia Williams
The British pianist celebrates Olivier Messiaen through a year-long series of concerts, visual art and poetry
Judith Bingham and Judith Weir
As the reburial of Richard III approaches, we talk to two British composers about writing music for the historic occasion
Francisco Lopez
The leading sound artist on his new BBC Radio 3 commission
Leticia Moreno
The Spanish violinist on discovering original works by Spanish composers
Bob Chilcott
As he nears his 60th birthday, the British composer and conductor looks back at his career and tells us what he's learned
Nick van Bloss
The British pianist tells us about recording Beethoven’s monumental Diabelli Variations and the importance of dancing the minuet...
Kirill Gerstein
The Russian pianist on making the first recording of a new edition of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 based on the composer's own conducting score
Benjamin Grosvenor
The British pianist on the challenges of playing varied programmes and how to approach piano transcriptions
Alexandre Desplat
The French film composer on working with Angelina Jolie on her latest feature Unbroken

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Five of the best ancient Christmas carols
Director of The Sixteen Harry Christophers names his...
The UK's Top 10 Specialist Classical releases...
Flag of the United States of America
The composer's patriotic arrangement of the...
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 and Hungarian Dances
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 and Hungarian Dances
Vivaldi Four Seasons: La Serenissima
Vivaldi Four Seasons: La Serenissima
Scriabin & Janáček Piano Sonatas
Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets Vol. 2
Wild Dance: Enrico Rava Quartet
Bach Magnificat: Dunedin Consort & John Butt
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame
Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame. Bavarian State Opera,...
Recording of the Month: Brahms and Bruckner Motets
Brahms and Bruckner Motets: Tenebrae
John Wilson Orchestra in Bristol
As the John Wilson Orchestra tours the country,...
Sansara (Credit: Theo Williams)
Hear Sansara perform 'Good Day, Sir Christemas!...
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Send us your performances of our exclusive specially...
Music To My Ears | BBC Music Magazine
You could appear in the next issue of BBC Music...
A 17 year-old conductor makes history in Kabul...
Russian conductor to remain in Norwegian capital until...
Ludwig van Beethoven (Credit: Getty)
Barry Cooper takes a look at the initial reactions to...
Martha Argerich
Argentinian pianist becomes 101st recipient of...
BBC Proms Australia
Melbourne to host its own version of the famous...
Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy
A new report from UK Music reveals the growing...
Some explosive listening to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night...
Ludwig van Beethoven (Credit: Getty)
We take a look at the initial public reception of...
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