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'Bach to Basics' in school detention

Classical music improves behaviour at a Derby school

'Soaring grandeur' in Wagner

Listen to a clip from Christian Thielemann's five-star rated Ring cycle recording here

Off to a warbly start

Jeremy Pound reflects on the first instalment of ITV’s Popstar to Operastar series… and dares to pick a winner

‘Opera star’ talent show launches on ITV1

‘Classical reality’ TV show Popstar to Operastar begins

Childhood favourites

Daniel Jaffé wonders whether it's time to put away the recordings that he loved as a child

Poetic magic from Alain Planès

Listen to a clip from the French pianist's all-Chopin disc

Daniel Hope

The British violinist explains why the colourful lives of the Baroque violin virtuosos have fascinated him for the past decade

Conductor, 17, lands professional post

Alexander Prior made assistant to the guest conductors in Seattle

Matthew Halsall

Trumpeter Matthew Halsall has created a stir with his latest disc Colour Yes. With his own record label and club residency, we find out why he is making a mark in the jazz world