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

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Leif Ove Andsnes
Who says you need a concert hall or opera house to perform in? Not us. Read on to find out why…
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Sir Charles Mackerras
Australia may have lost the ashes, but they still have musicians to be pround of. Jeremy Pound selects his own First 11
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Gogol
This year is the 200th anniversary of one of Russia’s greatest creative writers, Nikolay Gogol. Daniel Jaffé introduces his extraordinary works and the music they inspired
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Something for the weekend!
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Something for the weekend!
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James Naughtie rejoices that classical music is still being discovered by new audiences

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