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

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
William Walton
We take a 20th-anniversary look at the best discs to have graced BBC Music Magazine
Anna Nicole
The past 20 years on the opera stage
Delius
Download the text for your cover CD
Wax cylinders
Listen to historic recordings
Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
An English translation of the text of Debussy's mystic work, conducted on the February BBC Music Magazine cover CD by Thierry Fischer
Vaughan Williams
On the January BBC Music Magazine cover CD you can hear a recording of Vaughan Williams himself conducting his choral work Dona nobis pacem. Here we print the full text of the piece.
Jazz on Film
Whether it’s breaking the tension of a thriller or adding sparkle to a musical, jazz musicians have a history of making scene-stealing cameos on the silver screen. Neil McKim explores six of the greatest

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Alessio Bax
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Colin Currie
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Jeffrey Siegel
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Jörg Widmann
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Conductor Gustavo Gimeno
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The Spanish conductor talks about his experience as...
Diana Yukawa
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Christiane Karg
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David Lang
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James Rhodes
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Pianist James Rhodes introduces his brand new label in...
Arun Ghosh
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Pretty Yende
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Elizabeth Davis meets the South African soprano
John Storgårds
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We talk to the Finnish conductor about recording all...