The World of Music

Interesting facts and quirky stories from around the classical music world
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25/10/2016
Would you go for a delicate Marjolaine or a hearty game pie? Bakewell tart or savoury fougasse? We...
06/10/2016
We celebrate National Poetry Day with five musical settings of British poets
04/10/2016
In celebration of World Ballet Day, we present a selection of 20th-century ballets created by some...

The World of Music

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
Conductor Neville Marriner
We celebrate the great musicians still performing in their tenth decade
Erik Satie
A selection of the French composer's finest - and oddest – pieces
Fanny Mendelssohn
Our quick guide to the exceptional 19th-century composer
Yehudi Menuhin and Daniel Hope
We talk to three musicians who studied and worked with Yehudi Menuhin

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The Rolston String Quartet in Banff, Canada
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Judith Weir
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The Master of the Queen's Music talks about her...
Credit James Cheadle
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The Reverend Richard Coles is taking part in the BBC...
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Oliver Condy reports on a few days up in the Colorado...
ABRSM teacher Russell Hepplewhite
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ABRSM examiner Russell Hepplewhite gives some...
Violinist Emily Sun
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Australian violinist Emily Sun won the Royal Over-Seas...
BBC Radio 3's Sarah Walker
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BBC Radio 3's Sarah Walker tells us about her...
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Parliament Choir (Credit: Johnny Millar)
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From barons singing Bach to motet-loving MPs, the...
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Alec Evans presents a complete guide to the Proms...
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