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

BIS at 40
The independent classical label was founded 40 years ago this autumn – we take a look at some of their landmark releases
Top 50 recordings
The must-have performances on disc
classical music blog
Film directors have long turned to the world of classical music to create atmosphere and add an extra layer of meaning to their movies – from Wagner's music in Apocalypse Now to Beethoven in A Clockwork Orange. Here, we pick six of the most unexpected and imaginative uses of classical music on the silver screen…
Susan Chilcott
We celebrate some of her greatest operatic achievements
JS Bach
Take a look at some iPad drawings by the Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich
piano
Which neglected works deserve a place in the concert hall?
George Lloyd
We explore the life and music of a British composer who celebrates his 100th anniversary this week
Petroc Trelawny
We talk to the presenter about the standard of this year's competition, the atmosphere backstage and the competition's international reputation for discovering new talent
Joshua Bell
Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to the Royal Albert Hall
Rite of Spring
In February 2006, BBC Two showed Riot at the Rite, a specially commissioned film that relived the dramatic premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in Paris, 1913. Would-be thespian and deputy editor Jeremy Pound was on set for the filming. Here, on the 100th anniversary of the Rite's premiere, is his article, which appeared in the January 2006 issue of BBC Music Magazine

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