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Artist Interviews
19/11/2018
Freya Parr talks to the founder and artistic director of Belgian vocal group Vox Luminis
World of Music
15/11/2018
We round up some of the most atmospheric nocturnal compositions to listen to on a cold evening
Artist Interviews
Composer Harry Gregson-Williams
21/10/2018
We talk to the composer of the soundtrack to Shrek about his latest projects, including Disney'...

Artist Interviews

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
Composer David Majzlin
We talk to the composer of the soundtrack of Bel Canto, the new Paul Weitz film about a famous American soprano, featuring Julianne Moore and Renée Fleming
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

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Which are the six greatest works by John Adams?
World War One Remembrance
As we mark the centenary year of Armistice we consider...
We will remember them
A look at the music that shapes Remembrance Sunday
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We look at six players who have championed this lesser...
Fireworks
Some explosive listening to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night
37 nominated contemporary composers from the UK have...
We bring you the very best recordings on disc of...
Inspired by the spectacular showstoppers of this year...
We explore the best pieces of music inspired by baking
From meat pies to wedding cakes, jam tarts to whipped...
Welsh National Opera conductor James Southall chooses...
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