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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Benjamin Grosvenor
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The British pianist on the challenges of playing...
Alexandre Desplat
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Marcus Rudolf Axt
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Ruth Wall
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The Scottish harpist introduces her festive CD release...
Jeannette Sorrell
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The artistic director of Baroque ensemble Apollo's...
John Luther Adams
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer on his piece...
Richard Causton
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The composer and lecturer on Cambridge University'...
Michael Spyres (Russell Duncan)
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The American tenor on Donizetti's Les martyrs
Giovanni Sollima
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The Italian cellist on his upcoming tour with pianist...
Amelia Freedman, Nash Ensemble (Charles Green)
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We talk to the Nash Ensemble's founder about 50...
Composer Sally Beamish
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Steve Reich
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The legendary composer on his works inspired by...
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