The British Way to the Sea

Helen Wallace celebrates 100 years of Thorpeness at the Aldeburgh Festival

BBC Philharmonic names its new man

Juanjo Mena to take over from Gianandrea Noseda in 2011

And they’re off

Jeremy Pound takes in the delights of the Cheltenham Festival

BBC Proms launches online archive today

Surprise revelations include the Proms's top composer

Shadowball – a jazz opera

Neil McKim attends the London premiere of the baseball-inspired opera Shadowball

Plato’s hidden ‘music code’ discovered

A science historian at Manchester University unlocks a secret musical message

Iain Ballamy

UK saxophonist Iain Ballamy is a key ingredient in the improvised jazz ensemble Food, which has just released its sixth album as a debut
on ECM

Out of tune notes

Elgar £20 bank notes to vanish from circulation today

Peter Boyer

Peter Boyer is a lifelong follower of the Boston Pops Orchestra. He tells us about his commission to celebrate its 125th anniversary with a work about the lives of the Kennedy brothers

Clarinettist Martin Fröst takes flight

Something for the weekend: the quotes, clips and links we like…

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