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

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
Something for the weekend!
Something for the weekend: the quotes, clips and links we like…
Something for the weekend!
The quotes, clips and links we like…
Something for the weekend!
The quotes, clips and links we like…
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From Bach's Christmas Oratorio to Adams's El niño, Helen Wallace selects the best recordings of festive classical works to listen to this yuletide
Something for the weekend!
The clips, quotes and links we like…
Simon Keenlyside
With baritone Simon Keenlyside on the cover of the current issue, Helen Wallace picks out the greatest baritones that are making an impact on the world stage

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