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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

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 Messiaen's Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus

A guide to Messiaen's Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus

It's one of the longest and most difficult pieces in the solo piano repertoire, but what make's Messiaen's 20 contemplations on the baby Jesus such a musical mountain?

The best classical music book releases of 2019

The best classical music book releases of 2019

A round-up of the classical music novels, biographies and guides that have received five-star reviews this year in BBC Music Magazine

Six of the best Russian orchestral works

Six of the best Russian orchestral works

As we come to the end of the UK-Russia Year of Music, Russian pianist Yulia Chaplina names some of the greatest symphonic works by Russian composers

Reader offer: Bavaria's Oberammergau Passion Play

Reader offer: Bavaria's Oberammergau Passion Play

Seize the rare opportunity to see this extraordinary event in beautiful Bavaria with Martin Randall Travel

The best new Christmas classical music releases

The best new Christmas classical music releases

We round up some of this season’s best festive albums

Five essential works by Benjamin Britten

Five essential works by Benjamin Britten

We choose the greatest pieces by the great British composer

Who composed 'Sleigh Ride'?

Who composed 'Sleigh Ride'?

It’s probably one of the most recognisable pieces of festive music there is, but when was Sleigh Ride written and who composed it?

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