Articles

16 July 2009
The 19th century was a boom era for classical music, says James Naughtie
Where's Wolfgang?
15 July 2009
Should Mozart have been included in our list of 'Ten Greatest Prodigies'? Reader John Stone argues in favour of the young composer's brilliance
Walton: Symphony No. 1
13 July 2009
Sir Adrian Boult's interpretation gets to the heart of this piece, says the composer's biographer Michael Kennedy. Plus hear a clip of the symphony from this...
Something for the weekend!
10 July 2009
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The Making of Music
9 July 2009
As James Naughtie continues his journey through the history of music, he takes a look at neglected composers and lost masterpieces
Britten
3 July 2009
As Wimbledon heads to its grand finale, Rebecca Franks finds out which composers would have a chance at making it onto Centre Court
Something for the weekend!
3 July 2009
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The Making of Music
1 July 2009
How do you go about exploring a millennium of music? In the first of a six-part series, James Naughtie reveals how he wrote his landmark history of classical...
Kenilworth Castle
29 June 2009
The unexpected inspiration behind an Italian opera
25 June 2009
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...
24 June 2009
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-...
Something for the weekend!
19 June 2009
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