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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 best classical music on TV and radio this week

The best classical music on TV and radio this week

We round up the best classical music broadcasts on radio and television for this coming week

An interview with composer Philip Venables

An interview with composer Philip Venables

We talk to composer Philip Venables about his new concerto Venables plays Bartók, which is being premiered at this year's BBC Proms

The best recordings of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

The best recordings of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

What are the finest performances of Gershwin's riotous Rhapsody in Blue? See below for our definitive recommendations…

A quick guide to Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune

A quick guide to Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune

Ahead of tonight's BBC Prom, we introduce the delights of Debussy's intoxicating symphonic poem

Best classical works for saxophone

Best classical works for saxophone

The composers who wrote for the saxophone's sound 

5 Composers with Synesthesia

5 Composers with Synesthesia

With Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy rounding off tonight’s Prom, we list four other composers who claimed to see music as colour…

The best recordings of Holst's The Planets

The best recordings of Holst's The Planets

As the centenary of the completion of The Planets was celebrated at the First Night of the Proms, we bring you the best recordings of each movement of the suite 

Six of the best Arvo Pärt recordings

Six of the best Arvo Pärt recordings

Where should you start with the contemporary Estonian composer's music? Here's our handy guide to the unmissable albums

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

Today's #BreakfastPromelette features a playlist of highlights by the French composer

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