June 2013

We celebrate the bicentenary of the operatic colossus, Richard Wagner. Plus, hear works by Wagner and Brahms on your free cover CD


Richard Wagner
From The Flying Dutchman to Parsifal, we mark the great composer's bicentenary through his ten operatic masterpieces


Cardiff Singer of the World
Ashutosh Khandekar celebrates 30 years of the world's most prestigious singing competition

Valery Gergiev
We despatch James Naughtie to St Petersburg's Mariinksy Theatre to interview the great Russian conductor on the eve of his 60th birthday

David Starkey
The celebrated historian writes exclusively for us about his BBC TV series, Music and Monarchy


Plus on your FREE CD!
Johannes Brahms's A German Requiem performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles. Click on the button below to download the cover Inlay and you can also listen to a clip from the CD below. To read the text of 'A German Requiem' click here.