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

Heard the one about the good viola player? No? Hardly surprising. This Cinderella of the string family is the butt of most instrumentalists' jokes. But unfairly so, as Rebecca Franks finds out
Uncovering the story of Mendelssohn's complex religious identity made sense of her own childhood, says Sheila Hayman, the composer's great great great great-niece. She tells us what it was like to film the tale
Something for the weekend!
The quotes, clips and links we like…
Something for the weekend!
The clips, links and quotes we like…
PG Tips
In the July issue of BBC Music Magazine we present 15 truly unpleasant ways in which pianos have been treated over the years. Six of those occasions were, alas, filmed for posterity. Here they are...
Something for the weekend!
The links, clips and quotes we like…
Something for the weekend!
The links, clips and quotes we like…
Rose Canon
On the trail of Henry VIII, Lucie Skeaping uncovers the tale of a forgotten manuscript
OK, so Barcelona has the better football team. But which city has the greater musical heritage? Jeremy Pound compares the two…
Birmingham Town Hall
Oliver Condy's quick guide to some of the greatest pipe organs in the world

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Diana Yukawa
Artist Interviews
We talk to the British violinist ahead of her...
Christiane Karg
Artist Interviews
The German soprano on playing Sandrina in Mozart's...
David Lang
Artist Interviews
We talk to composer David Lang ahead of the premiere...
James Rhodes
Artist Interviews
Pianist James Rhodes introduces his brand new label in...
Arun Ghosh
Artist Interviews
The composer and clarinettist talks about his new...
Pretty Yende
Artist Interviews
Elizabeth Davis meets the South African soprano
John Storgårds
Artist Interviews
We talk to the Finnish conductor about recording all...
Ilan Volkov
Artist Interviews
We meet conductor Ilan Volkov during Tectonics...
Stuart Skelton
Artist Interviews
We catch up with Stuart Skelton, currently starring in...
Stephen Cleobury
Artist Interviews
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...