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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

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?

A Musical Guide to The War of the Worlds

A Musical Guide to The War of the Worlds

With a new take on HG Wells's classic story on TV, we take a look at past adaptations and their music...

Who was St Cecilia?

Who was St Cecilia?

Our quick quide to the Patron Saint of Music

A guide to Wagner's Parsifal

A guide to Wagner's Parsifal

We tell the story of Wagner's opera, based on a 13th-century epic poem about an Arthurian knight on a quest for the Holy Grail

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