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19/08/2016
The appointment of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra...
Artist Interviews
17/08/2016
The Reverend Richard Coles is taking part in the BBC Virtual Orchestra this August as part of the...
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10/08/2016
Oliver Condy reports on a few days up in the Colorado mountains

Artist Interviews

Violinist Emily Sun
Australian violinist Emily Sun won the Royal Over-Seas League Competition earlier this year. She tells Elinor Cooper about how her career has been shaped by her global experience
BBC Radio 3's Sarah Walker
BBC Radio 3's Sarah Walker tells us about her Get Playing challenge
Composer Graham Ross tells us about his new work inspired by the landscape architect
Violinist Jennifer Pike
Violinist Jennifer Pike tells us how she will be playing her part
We speak to the 17-year-old cellist who won the 2016 competition
2014 competition winner Martin James Bartlett gives this year's finalists some advice. 
British composer Joseph Phibbs tells us about his new commission for the BBC Symphony Orchestra
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

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Pianist Boris Giltburg
Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg's recent recording...
Christopher Dingle tells the story of a musically...
Claude Debussy
Gerald Larner explains how Debussy, by defying the...
Claude Debussy
With its enigmatic characterisation and emphasis on...
Claude Debussy
Malcolm Hayes on the mesmerisingly original works...
Claude Debussy
Richard Langham-Smith wallows in a sensuous work...
So you think you know your Wolfgang? Misha Donat ...
Roman Rabinovich 'Self-Portrait'
Pianist and artist Roman Rabinovich on the...
Find out which symphonies won the most votes in our...
Barbara Eifler
Executive director of Making Music Barbara Eifler...
We select some of the John Wilson orchestra's...
Oliver Condy reports on a few days up in the Colorado...
What is the greatest symphony of all time?
What do you think is the Greatest Symphony of all time...
Audience research reveals that Radio 3 now has 2.2...
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