Articles

16 August 2019
A look back on some of the finest works by the French composing pioneer
15 August 2019
With its cannons, bells and even the occasional choir, the 1812 Overture has been subject to all manner of explosive treatments. Here are some of the finest...
15 August 2019
Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the history and analysis of Shostakovich's Third Symphony 'May Day'
15 August 2019
The sixth episode of series three stands out, musically, thanks to its use of a track from a Philip Glass opera...
14 August 2019
As the final season of the much-loved period drama comes to an end, we explore the music behind the Cornish romance
12 August 2019
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the very best new recordings from the classical music world each week
Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
12 August 2019
Our quick guide to Daniel Barenboim's world-renowned ensemble
11 August 2019
We choose the best works by the 20th-century composer
9 August 2019
How the Oxford detective plied his grisly trade to the sound of classical music
8 August 2019
Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the history and analysis of Shostakovich's Second Symphony 'To October'
7 August 2019
We choose some of the most influential collaborations between composers and violinists
5 August 2019
With Disney's The Lion King taking a big bite out of the box office, we take a look at the music...
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