We talk to the conductor of La Scala and the Leipzig Gewandhaus about his decision to record Rachmaninov for the first time.
James Naughtie meets the boss at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Sounds of hope
We look at the ways music can help those living in war-torn areas, providing relief from the stresses of conflict.
The man behind the music: George Grove
An essential reference for any musician, the Grove Dictionary of Music has been indispensible for 130 years. Andrew Green profiles the life of the extraordinary man.
Classical Connections: Building a Library
Mendelssohn's Fourth Symphony, the 'Italian', is examined and joined by other recordings to expan your collection.
Plus on your free cover CD:
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt
Incidental music from Peer Gynt, plus:
Stenhammar's Symphony No. 2
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