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Edward Elgar
22/05/2019
Acknowledged as a masterpiece, Elgar’s First remains arguably the finest symphony ever...
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Victor Borge
06/05/2019
When music takes itself too seriously, there’s a comedian waiting in the wings to bring it...
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03/05/2019
Bayan Northcott casts his mind back to the early 1950s, when a brand new venue welcomed concert-...

Artist Interviews

We talk to the controller of BBC Radio 3 about what the station has planned for the next few months
The actor and contralto takes us behind the scenes of her new play about Dame Ethel Smyth
12 Ensemble
Oliver Condy talks to 12 Ensemble’s Eloisa-Fleur Thom and cellist Max Ruisi about the ensemble and its debut album Resurrection
Andris Nelsons
We caught up with the Latvian conductor last week at Tanglewood in Massachusetts to discuss the Boston Symphony Orchestra's European Tour, which begins this weekend as part of the BBC Proms...
Composer Philip Venables
We talk to composer Philip Venables about his violin concerto Venables plays Bartók, which was premiered at the 2018 BBC Proms
We talk to the filmmaker about the process of creating his award-winning composer documentaries 
Kelli O'Hara
We talk to the Tony Award-winning singer and current star of The King and I at the London Palladium about her careers on Broadway and in opera
We talk to the composer about a landmark festival celebrating Vaughan Williams
The official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales on playing at the royal wedding and why she loves the music of Sally Beamish and Barbara Strozzi
We meet the violinist ahead of his performance at Festival Napa Valley, where he is playing the soundtrack to The Red Violin 
In 2012, BBC Music Magazine interviewed the legendary British composer-conductor to celebrate his 60th birthday
Freya Parr talks to the renowned Chinese conductor as he hands over the baton after 20 years as artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival
'In general artists don’t make recordings to make money': the German record producer, who has six Grammy awards and over 600 recordings to his name, reflects on his illustrious career so far
Organist Anna Lapwood
'I was told to play more like a man': the British organist on why she's bringing together 22 female organists for a 24-hour Bach-a-thon
British composer Dan Jones provides insight into his soundtrack for the new film release of Ian McEwan’s classic novella
BBC Music Magazine talks to the winner of this year's winner of BBC Young Musician
The American singer-songwriter recently scored her first feature film, the award-winning Mudbound
Freya Parr talks to the legendary choreographer about his work with ballet’s finest scores
Leonard Elschenbroich and Mark Simpson
The composer and cellist tell us about the world premiere of Simpson's new Cello Concerto, commissioned by the BBC Philharmonic

All Articles

The refined concerts we see today are a world away...
The 33-year-old takes over from Esa-Pekka Salonen as...
We bring you the schedule for the 2019 Proms...
Edward Elgar
Acknowledged as a masterpiece, Elgar’s First...
We choose some of the finest recordings of Wagner'...
A bit bowled-over by the BBC Proms? Not sure where to...
A prolific composer of operetta and farce, this...
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the...
We explore the tales behind the brilliant composer...
Big names from across the worlds of politics, film and...
Everything you need to know about the first night of...
After his death in February this year, we find the top...
The latest project from the Manchester-based orchestra...
We bring you four of the finest examples of the work...
Fanny Mendelssohn
We enjoy the finest recordings of a chamber work that...
Sir Henry Wood
Summers would be different were it not for Sir Henry...
We give the story behind the composer's folk-song...
We choose some of the best pieces of music to listen...
The London Contemporary Voices choose some of the...
The Romantic composer was a master of symphonies,...
The Proms Guide, the queues, the flag waving......
A selection of the best recordings of Schubert’s...
The latest group of rising young musicians have been...
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