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

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
Richard Wagner
Seven leading musicians – including Sir Mark Elder and soprano Deborah Voigt – tell us the operas by Wagner that inspire them most
BBC Music Magazine June cover CD
Read the text for Brahms's A German Requiem, the work on this month's BBC Music Magazine cover CD
Vermeer
Watch our audio slideshow of paintings by Vermeer accompanied by music of his time
Mark Elder
Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to Manchester…
Orchestrapaedia
Roxanna Panufnik's new chamber work, Orchestrapaedia, mirrors Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra – but with added cartoons by her brother, Jem.
Mei Yi Foo
Hear the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 Newcomer of the Year 
What a Wonderful World
Neil McKim's guide to some of the biggest jazz chart hits

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