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World of Music
30/07/2015
We spot six famous classical musicians who have appeared in movies
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17/07/2015
We take a look at when not all went as planned at the Albert Hall…
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04/07/2015
It’s Independence Day today, so here’s a brief musical nod to the good old US of A...

Artist Interviews

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
Marcus Rudolf Axt
The chief executive of Bamberg Symphony on why the orchestra has been commissioning new encores from living composers
Ruth Wall
The Scottish harpist introduces her festive CD release and tour, The Three Harps of Christmas
Jeannette Sorrell
The artistic director of Baroque ensemble Apollo's Fire prepares for the festive season
John Luther Adams
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer on his piece Become Ocean
Richard Causton
The composer and lecturer on Cambridge University's upcoming Birtwistle festival
Michael Spyres (Russell Duncan)
The American tenor on Donizetti's Les martyrs
Giovanni Sollima
The Italian cellist on his upcoming tour with pianist Kathryn Stott
Amelia Freedman, Nash Ensemble (Charles Green)
We talk to the Nash Ensemble's founder about 50 years of music making with the group

All Articles

Jan Lisiecki at the Bristol Proms
The Canadian pianist's 'purity to passion...
We spot six famous classical musicians who have...
Beatrice Rana
Italian pianist debuts with Antonio Pappano
Paavo Järvi
Oliver Condy enjoys a few days at the Pärnu Music...
Olivier Messiaen
Christopher Dingle on the world premiere of his new...
Maria Schneider Orchestra
The Thompson Fields
Rachmaninov
Piano works, Vol. 2: 13 Preludes, Op. 32; Variations...
L Berkeley
Pièce for wind trio; Sextet, Op. 47; In Memoriam...
Lassus
Confitemini Domino; Missa super Dixit Joseph; In me...
Nielsen: Maskarade
Maskarade
Lutosławski
Piano Concerto; Symphony No. 2
Schubert: The "Great" C major Symphony
Symphony No. 9
Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures
Arias and overtures from Le nozze di Figaro, Idomeneo...
Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast
The UK's Top 20 Specialist Classical releases
Conductor Sir Mark Elder
The Hallé perform Elgar's Second Symphony at the...
Choral Evensong | Three Choirs Festival
Choral Evensong live from Hereford Cathedral.
Composer of the Week
Donald Macleod explores the Three Choirs Festival in...
Jeremy Pound enjoys a long weekend at the Verbier...
BBC Proms 2015
Experience the Proms from the comfort of your own home...
Orchestra invites concert-goers to decide the cost of...
Helen Wallace enjoys superb productions at two leading...
Music To My Ears | BBC Music Magazine
You could appear in the next issue of BBC Music...
Romanian and Norwegian land first prize at annual...
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