World of Music

Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

Debussy's Pélleas et Mélisande

Today's Breakfast Promelette celebrates tonight's complete Proms performance of Debussy's otherwordly opera about love, desire and power

A guide to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

A guide to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

Conductor Vasily Petrenko explores the Leningrad Symphony, as heard at the BBC Proms this evening

40 Years of BBC Young Musician

40 Years of BBC Young Musician

Prom 3 showcases four decades of the BBC's celebrated televised competition

Ravel on music

Ravel on music

What did the great 20th-century French composer think about his art?

11 of the best Croatian musicians

11 of the best Croatian musicians

Ahead of the England-Croatia World Cup semi-final, here's our run-down of the musicians you need to know from the Balkan country

Six of the best... tennis-playing composers

As Wimbledon draws nearer, Rebecca Franks finds out which composers would have a chance at making it onto Centre Court

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces new principal conductor

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces new principal conductor

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has named Maxim Emelyanychev as its new principal conductor

Nina Stemme wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize for 2018

Nina Stemme wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize for 2018

The soprano star takes home this year's esteemed $1 million prize

St Cecilia’s Day: a musical celebration

St Cecilia’s Day: a musical celebration

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

Six great contemporary operas

Six great contemporary operas

Which modern classics were nominated in our recent survey?

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