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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

Discover James MacMillan

Discover James MacMillan

A very happy 60th birthday to composer James MacMillan! Here's a playlist to celebrate...

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the greatest new recordings each week

The best recordings of Handel’s Water Music

The best recordings of Handel’s Water Music

First performed on the Thames in front of a royal audience, the Water Music proved an instant success. We name the recordings that make the biggest splash.

BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Potatoes

BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Potatoes

How good is your classical music knowledge? Butter up your knowledge and try our themed quiz. You'll find answers at the foot of the page. 

Six of the best choral arrangements of spirituals

Six of the best choral arrangements of spirituals

Morgan State University Choir’s director Eric Conway chooses some of the best spirituals written for full SATB choir

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 8

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 8

We share the story behind the references in Williams's Symphony No.8 

What's the music on the BBC's Wimbledon TV coverage?

What's the music on the BBC's Wimbledon TV coverage?

We're a week into Wimbledon 2019 and if - like us - you're enjoying matches on the TV, you might be curious as to what tunes the BBC uses...

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia Antartica'

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia Antartica'

The story of what influenced the composer's Sinfonia Antartica

Six of the best: works to hear on Independence Day

Six of the best: works to hear on Independence Day

It’s Independence Day today, so here’s a brief musical nod to the good old US of A…

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