The World of Music

Interesting facts and quirky stories from around the classical music world
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Nutcracker
29/11/2013
Listen to music from Tchaikovsky's masterpiece
Britten and Pears
22/11/2013
What to tune into over the centenary weekend
Sir John Tavener
13/11/2013
We look at the unique genius of the great British composer who died this month

The World of Music

Richard Wagner
Seven leading musicians – including Sir Mark Elder and soprano Deborah Voigt – tell us the operas by Wagner that inspire them most
BBC Music Magazine June cover CD
Read the text for Brahms's A German Requiem, the work on this month's BBC Music Magazine cover CD
Vermeer
Watch our audio slideshow of paintings by Vermeer accompanied by music of his time
Mark Elder
Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to Manchester…
Orchestrapaedia
Roxanna Panufnik's new chamber work, Orchestrapaedia, mirrors Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra – but with added cartoons by her brother, Jem.
Mei Yi Foo
Hear the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Newcomer of the Year 
What a Wonderful World
Neil McKim's guide to some of the biggest jazz chart hits
War Requiem
We name the best recordings of the great composer's music
War Requiem
The text for Britten's masterpiece
Katy Wright explores half a dozen of music's most atmospheric nocturnal compositions

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John Bridcut
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Andrew Poppy
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Suzi Digby
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James Gilchrist
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Joyce DiDonato
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Gianandrea Noseda
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Robert Ziegler
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Dimitri Platanias
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Michael Rosen
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Richard Harwood
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