The World of Music

Interesting facts and quirky stories from around the classical music world
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03/07/2015
How much do you know about Denmark's greatest composer?
02/07/2015
It’s Independence Day today, so here’s a brief musical nod to the good old US of A...
Erik Satie
01/07/2015
A selection of the French composer's finest - and oddest – pieces

The World of Music

How much do you know about Denmark's greatest composer?
It’s Independence Day today, so here’s a brief musical nod to the good old US of A…
Erik Satie
A selection of the French composer's finest - and oddest – pieces
We name half-a-dozen legendary players from the orchestral ranks
Nutcracker
Listen to music from Tchaikovsky's masterpiece
Britten and Pears
What to tune into over the centenary weekend
Sir John Tavener
We look at the unique genius of the great British composer who died this month
BIS at 40
The independent classical label was founded 40 years ago this autumn – we take a look at some of their landmark releases
Top 50 recordings
The must-have performances on disc
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Film directors have long turned to the world of classical music to create atmosphere and add an extra layer of meaning to their movies – from Wagner's music in Apocalypse Now to Beethoven in A Clockwork Orange. Here, we pick six of the most unexpected and imaginative uses of classical music on the silver screen…

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Composer Mark Bowden
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Japanese Pianist Noriko Ogawa
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Cordelia Williams
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The British pianist celebrates Olivier Messiaen...
Judith Bingham and Judith Weir
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As the reburial of Richard III approaches, we talk to...
Francisco Lopez
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The leading sound artist on his new BBC Radio 3...
Leticia Moreno
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The Spanish violinist on discovering original works by...
Bob Chilcott
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As he nears his 60th birthday, the British composer...
Nick van Bloss
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The British pianist tells us about recording Beethoven...
Kirill Gerstein
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The Russian pianist on making the first recording of a...
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