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

Panos Karan in the Amazon
Greek pianist Panos Karan undertakes an unusual concert tour...
A round-up of our favourite clips, quotes and amusing snippets
A dubstep symphony
A selection of our favourite questionable CD covers 
BBC Music Magazine April 2011 cover CD
To accompany your April 2011 cover CD, here is a translation of the final scene from Goethe's Faust
Chantage
We ask six top choirmasters to name their favourite little-known festive treats
Something for the Weekend
The quotes, clips and links we like…
Something for the weekend!
Something for the weekend: the quotes, clips and links we like!
Something for the weekend!
Something for the weekend: the quotes, clips and links we like…
Pablo Casals
From Pablo Casals to Jacqueline du Pré, Helen Wallace explores the iconic cellists and recordings of the 20th century

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The baritone and director tell us about bringing...
Composer Mark Bowden
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales's composer-in-...
Japanese Pianist Noriko Ogawa
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We talk to the Japanese pianist about organising...
Cordelia Williams
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The British pianist celebrates Olivier Messiaen...
Judith Bingham and Judith Weir
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As the reburial of Richard III approaches, we talk to...
Francisco Lopez
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The leading sound artist on his new BBC Radio 3...
Leticia Moreno
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The Spanish violinist on discovering original works by...
Bob Chilcott
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As he nears his 60th birthday, the British composer...
Nick van Bloss
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The British pianist tells us about recording Beethoven...
Kirill Gerstein
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The Russian pianist on making the first recording of a...
Benjamin Grosvenor
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Alexandre Desplat
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