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

Britten
As Wimbledon heads to its grand finale, Rebecca Franks finds out which composers would have a chance at making it onto Centre Court
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The Making of Music
How do you go about exploring a millennium of music? In the first of a six-part series, James Naughtie reveals how he wrote his landmark history of classical music for Radio 4
Heard the one about the good viola player? No? Hardly surprising. This Cinderella of the string family is the butt of most instrumentalists' jokes. But unfairly so, as Rebecca Franks finds out
Uncovering the story of Mendelssohn's complex religious identity made sense of her own childhood, says Sheila Hayman, the composer's great great great great-niece. She tells us what it was like to film the tale
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In the July issue of BBC Music Magazine we present 15 truly unpleasant ways in which pianos have been treated over the years. Six of those occasions were, alas, filmed for posterity. Here they are...
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