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Artist Interviews
17/05/2016
We speak to the 17-year-old cellist who won the 2016 competition
World of Music
Erik Satie
16/05/2016
A selection of the French composer's finest - and oddest – pieces
World of Music
Fanny Mendelssohn
13/05/2016
Our quick guide to the exceptional 19th-century composer

Artist Interviews

We meet five leading performers as they record our May issue cover CD
Clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe on overcoming her fear of the studio
Pianist David Louie on completing an unfinished composition
Khatia Buniatishvili
We revisit our first ever interview with our March issue cover star 
Yevgeny Sudbin
The Russian pianist celebrates ten years on BIS records this year.
Henri Dutilleux
Today is the 100 year anniversary of Henri Dutilleux's birth. We celebrate with a look back at a memorable interview with the late great composer.
A look at the life and legacy of the pioneering composer and conductor.
Conductor Suzi Digby
Hear the second reader-rendition of the 2015 BBC Music Magazine carol
The Yehudi Menuhin School Choir (Credit: Simon Larter-Evans)
Hear the first reader-rendition of the 2015 BBC Music Magazine carol
Stephen Layton
The conductor looks forward to the 30th St John's Smith Square Christmas Festival
Thomas Hewitt Jones (Credit: Will Dolphin)
We talk to Thomas Hewitt Jones, composer of the 2014 BBC Music Magazine carol 'Lullay, my liking'
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
We talk to the composer of the 2015 BBC Music Magazine carol
The Queen's Six
The vocal sextet tell us about recording our Christmas cover CD...
Daniel Barenboim
Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim talks about his deep relationship with Beethoven's music.     
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, the judges of the Great British Bake Off
Hilary Hahn and Alexandra Dariescu on the art of cake-making…
Matthew Sharp, Cellist and Baritone
Matthew Sharp tells us about his career as both a cellist and baritone
Conductor Peter Phillips reflects on the choral ensemble's career to date
Eleanor Alberga
We talk to the composer about being commissioned for the Last Night of the Proms
Ahead of the ‘Life Story’ Prom, composer Murray Gold discusses the music he created for the groundbreaking BBC TV wildlife series

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Oscar Chacon leads the 2013 Bolshoi Theatre production of the Rite of Spring.
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David Baddiel will be joining the BBC Get Playing Virtual Orchestra
Players are invited to join a virtual orchestra at the...
Tamsin Grieg
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Radio Joint Audience Research shows increase in...
Left to right: Jess Gillam (saxophone), winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) and Be
Sam Mason-Jones investigates the fates of...
Erik Satie, Getty Images
We mark Erik Satie's 150th anniversary with a...
Ermonela Jaho
Albanian soprano is celebrated at 2016 ceremony in...
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
17-year-old cellist has been named winner of the 2016...
Erik Satie
A selection of the French composer's finest - and...
Fanny Mendelssohn
Our quick guide to the exceptional 19th-century...
Requiem for 114 Radios
Elinor Cooper previews the centrepiece of the Bristol...
William Howard
British pianist William Howard introduces us to...
Renowned orchestra's 2016 tour to be its last
Three teenage virtuosos prepare to compete in this...
Multi-Story Orchestra
We reveal the full results of this year’s...
Joseph Calleja
Free access to online education resources given to all...
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