World of Music

An Introduction to Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

An Introduction to Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

Dip into Debussy's otherwordly opera about love, desire and power

Three works to hear… by André Mathieu

Three works to hear… by André Mathieu

Three of the best piano scores by the Canadian composer

Glinka - A Life in Brief

Glinka - A Life in Brief

The main dates in the life of 'The Father of Russian Music'

Eleven of the best… Australian musicians

Eleven of the best… Australian musicians

We celebrate Australia Day with a line-up of Antipodean excellence

Six of the best… unknown carols

Six of the best… unknown carols

We ask six top choirmasters to name their favourite little-known festive treats

The best recordings of Elgar's Cello Concerto

The best recordings of Elgar's Cello Concerto

With so many cellists, so many very different interpretations, we search for an account of Elgar's much-loved Concerto that best captures the work's emotional heartland

The best recordings of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony

The best recordings of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony

We explore the finest versions of Schubert's two-movement masterpiece

Top 20 Britten recordings

Top 20 Britten recordings

We name the best recordings of the great composer's music

A celebration of St Cecilia’s Day

A celebration of St Cecilia’s Day

We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians

The best classical music for the night

The best classical music for the night

We round up some of the most atmospheric nocturnal compositions to listen to on a cold evening

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