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World of Music
Would you go for a delicate Marjolaine or a hearty game pie? Bakewell tart or savoury fougasse? We...
Artist Interviews
The Rolston String Quartet in Banff, Canada
We meet the winners of this year's Banff International String Quartet Competition 
World of Music
We celebrate National Poetry Day with five musical settings of British poets

Artist Interviews

The Reverend Richard Coles is taking part in the BBC Virtual Orchestra this August as part of the BBC’s Get Playing initiative. We caught up with him to see how his organ practice is going…
ABRSM teacher Russell Hepplewhite
ABRSM examiner Russell Hepplewhite gives some advice for budding musicians.
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

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Would you go for a delicate Marjolaine or a hearty...
We explore the best pieces of music inspired by baking
From meat pies to wedding cakes, jam tarts to whipped...
La bohème at Opera Holland Park, 2016 (Credit: Robert Workman)
The public need to take the lead in exploring opera,...
Amateur or Young Performers - Jonathan Dove - The Monster in the Maze - Performa
Harrison Birtwistle, James MacMillan and Cecilia...
Pianist Boris Giltburg explores Brahms's...
Chineke! Orchestra
Cheltenham Music Festival's Meurig Bowen on...
British conductor Martyn Brabbins
Conductor Martyn Brabbins will take up the post...
Conductor Peter Phillips explains how...
Jeremy Pound attends Radio 3's Diversity and...
Inspired by the spectacular showstoppers of this year...
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s receipt of the Nobel Prize for...
So, where next…? Hilary Finch suggests six...
Michael Tanner sets out on one of the bleakest and...
We celebrate National Poetry Day with five musical...
In celebration of World Ballet Day, we present a...
British conducting great dies aged 92
Sir Neville Marriner
The BBC Radio 4 presenter interviews the great British...
Sir Neville Marriner
In early 2016, the British violinist and conductor...
On 3 October 1833, Berlioz married Harriet Smithson. A...
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