The World of Music

Interesting facts and quirky stories from around the classical music world
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22/11/2013
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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

Text and translation of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
Jazz has undergone many changes of style over the last century, not least with the arrival of rock music. Neil McKim picks out some pivotal concerts
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Something for the weekend!
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Leif Ove Andsnes
Who says you need a concert hall or opera house to perform in? Not us. Read on to find out why…
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Sir Charles Mackerras
Australia may have lost the ashes, but they still have musicians to be pround of. Jeremy Pound selects his own First 11
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Gogol
This year is the 200th anniversary of one of Russia’s greatest creative writers, Nikolay Gogol. Daniel Jaffé introduces his extraordinary works and the music they inspired
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