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Seven of the best… works by Ernest Bloch

Seven of the best… works by Ernest Bloch

For Ernest Bloch's 136th birthday, Alec Evans selects the composer's finest works

Five of the best twelve-tone works

Five of the best twelve-tone works

We choose some of the best works by serialist composers

The best recordings of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major

The best recordings of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major

We assess the finest recordings of this virtuoso showpiece which combines high-octane good spirits with gorgeous lyricism…

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the history and analysis of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony 'Leningrad'

Steve Reich’s best works for percussion

Steve Reich’s best works for percussion

A guide to the American composer’s percussion music

A guide to Jonny Greenwood on film...

A guide to Jonny Greenwood on film...

Jonny Greenwood is perhaps best known as being the lead guitarist/keyboardist of the rock band Radiohead. For over 15 years, though, Greenwood has established himself as an inventive and award-winning composer.

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the very best new recordings from the classical music world each week

A guide to Bernstein’s ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Symphony

A guide to Bernstein’s ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Symphony

A brief history of Bernstein’s Second Symphony

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6

An introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6

Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the history and analysis of Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony

A guide to Haydn’s piano sonatas

A guide to Haydn’s piano sonatas

We explore the lesser-known piano sonatas of Joseph Haydn 

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