Nigel Kennedy

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We talk to the maverick violinist about why he is returning to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Alina Ibragimova

James Naughtie meets the great Russian violinist.

Crazy about the Ukulele!

Our essential guide to an instrument that has gained huge popularity in schools and concert halls.

The art of opera posters

From Mozart’s Magic Flute to Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole, we take a look at some of the most striking posters from opera productions through history.

Vincenzo Bellini

We discover the master of bel canto.

Plus on your free Cover CD:

Britten and Brahms: Violin Concertos

Ida Haendel (violin); BBC Symphony Orchestra/Hannu Lintu

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