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

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
Panos Karan in the Amazon
Greek pianist Panos Karan undertakes an unusual concert tour...
A round-up of our favourite clips, quotes and amusing snippets
A dubstep symphony

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Ilan Volkov
Artist Interviews
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Stuart Skelton
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Stephen Cleobury
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The King's College Choir director on how he puts...
John Bridcut
Artist Interviews
We talk to the Britten expert about his memories of...
Andrew Poppy
Artist Interviews
We talk to the composer ahead of a performance of his...
Suzi Digby
Artist Interviews
We talk to the choral conductor about guiding over 1,...
James Gilchrist
Artist Interviews
We talk to the brilliant British tenor about...
Joyce DiDonato
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We talk to the star of the opera world about her new...
Gianandrea Noseda
Artist Interviews
We talk to the Italian conductor about his passion for...
Robert Ziegler
Artist Interviews
Ahead of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s...
Dimitri Platanias
Artist Interviews
We talk to the baritone about taking on Rigoletto
Michael Rosen
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We’re going on a bear hunt… to the Royal...