Dame Joan Sutherland remembered

Memorial service held today at Westminster Abbey

Marin Alsop takes top post in Brazil

Conductor to begin in São Paolo in 2012

George Shearing (1919-2011)

Jazz piano legend dies, aged 91

Stephen Bryant

The British violinist, and one of the two leaders of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, on giving the UK premiere of Detlev Glanert's Music for Violin and Orchestra

Lucrezia Borgia

Helen Wallace takes a trip to English National Opera where Donizetti meets the silver screen

Music education funding ringfenced for 2011-12

Government report on the future of music in schools published

Explore the choral nominations for the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011

Listen to our podcast on the three shortlisted discs – and then cast your votes!

The Gould Piano Trio

Tchaikovksy's virtuosic Piano Trio is an exhausting work to play, says the Gould Trio's cellist Alice Neary, but it's worth the pain

Paul Watkins

Walton brings out both the spectacular virtuosity and poetry of the cello in his Concerto, says the British cellist and conductor

Tim Whitehead

The jazz saxophonist on creating an album inspired by a collection of JMW Turner watercolour sketches at Tate Britain

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