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!
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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
The Making of Music
Vienna at the turn of the 20th century was a boiling pot of innovation, writes James Naughtie, as he continues his journey through the history of music
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The 19th century was a boom era for classical music, says James Naughtie
Where's Wolfgang?
Should Mozart have been included in our list of 'Ten Greatest Prodigies'? Reader John Stone argues in favour of the young composer's brilliance
Walton: Symphony No. 1
Sir Adrian Boult's interpretation gets to the heart of this piece, says the composer's biographer Michael Kennedy. Plus hear a clip of the symphony from this month's cover CD
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The Making of Music
As James Naughtie continues his journey through the history of music, he takes a look at neglected composers and lost masterpieces

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