Bristol gap

Why doesn't the largest city in the South West have a professional symphony orchestra, asks Rebecca Franks

Allan Wicks (1923-2010)

English organist who championed Messiaen and Maxwell Davies dies, aged 86

Brief Encounter

Visit the station that provided the backdrop for David Lean's ever-popular romantic film, which was accompanied by Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto

Dazzling Handel from La Risonanza

Listen to a clip from their five-star recording here

Martino Tirimo

Performing all of Chopin's works is no small undertaking, says the distinguished Cypriot pianist Martino Tirimo, as he embarks on a celebratory series at Kings Place, London

Sir John Dankworth (1927-2010)

Legendary British jazz performer, composer and bandleader dies, aged 82

Hugh Masekela

We talk to the legendary South African trumpeter
Hugh Masekela and find out how music saved him
from getting into trouble at school

Outstanding Rachmaninov from Alezander Romanovsky

Hear a clip from the Variations on a Theme of Corelli here

George Benjamin turns 50 in style

The eminent British composer celebrates his landmark birthday with special concert at the Southbank Centre  

Opera takes centre stage in Northern Ireland

Arts Council to fund Opera Company NI, which aims to promote Opera in Northern Ireland