English Music Special

Three Choirs Festival
We celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford choirs' festival


Edward Gardner
Jame Naughtie meets the British conductor

Elgar and his bike
Rick Jones dresses up and reconstructs the English composer's journey from Great Malvern to Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club

Thomas Beecham
Daniel Jaffé celebrates the great English conductor

Festivals guide
With the summer festival season looming on the horizon, we name the best events to attend here and abroad

Gerald Finzi
The life and work of British music's master of melacholy is explored by Paul Spicer

Dido and Aeneas
Anna Picard names the finest recordings of Purcell's great opera

Plus, on your free cover CD:
Elgar: Sea Pictures • Bax: Tintagel • Stanford: Songs of the Sea

Click on the cover image to download the cover CD inlay

Previous issues of BBC Music Magazine

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015


Christmas 2014