The World of Music

Interesting facts and quirky stories from around the classical music world
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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
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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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