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

A selection of our favourite questionable CD covers 
BBC Music Magazine April 2011 cover CD
To accompany your April 2011 cover CD, here is a translation of the final scene from Goethe's Faust
Chantage
We ask six top choirmasters to name their favourite little-known festive treats
Something for the Weekend
The quotes, clips and links we like…
Something for the weekend!
Something for the weekend: the quotes, clips and links we like!
Something for the weekend!
Something for the weekend: the quotes, clips and links we like…
Pablo Casals
From Pablo Casals to Jacqueline du Pré, Helen Wallace explores the iconic cellists and recordings of the 20th century
Something for the weekend!
Something for the weekend – the quotes, clips and links we like…
15 Unlikely Composers
What did Leo Tolstoy's Waltz sound like? Did Friedrich Nietzsche compose as well as he philosophised? Find out here as we explore unexpected amateur composers… 
Mozart Symphonies from Sir Charles Mackerras
A potted guide to the Australian conductor's legacy

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Jeffrey Siegel
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Jörg Widmann
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Conductor Gustavo Gimeno
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Diana Yukawa
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Christiane Karg
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David Lang
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James Rhodes
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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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Ilan Volkov
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Stuart Skelton
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