The World of Music

Interesting facts and quirky stories from around the classical music world
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22/11/2017
We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians
Jake Heggie's 'Dead Man Walking' (Credit: Cory Weaver)
01/09/2017
Which modern classics were nominated in our recent survey?
Benjamin Appl
07/07/2017
Four top singers reveal their favourite rare Lieder

The World of Music

We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians
Jake Heggie's 'Dead Man Walking' (Credit: Cory Weaver)
Which modern classics were nominated in our recent survey?
Benjamin Appl
Four top singers reveal their favourite rare Lieder
We celebrate Burns Night in the company of the great composers
Would you go for a delicate Marjolaine or a hearty game pie? Bakewell tart or savoury fougasse? We find out which composers had a taste for sugary treats…
We celebrate National Poetry Day with five musical settings of British poets
In celebration of World Ballet Day, we present a selection of 20th-century ballets created by some of America’s greatest composers and choreographers
Sir Neville Marriner
The BBC Radio 4 presenter interviews the great British conductor
Sir Neville Marriner
In early 2016, the British violinist and conductor told us about his past recordings
How the English composer's Cello Concerto is set to be performed for the first time ever in concert

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Credit: Monika Rittershaus
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