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Articles, views and interviews with some of the biggest names in classical music
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World of Music
09/08/2019
How the Oxford detective plied his grisly trade to the sound of classical music
World of Music
09/07/2019
We're a week into Wimbledon 2019 and if - like us - you're enjoying matches on the TV, you...
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02/07/2019
It’s Independence Day today, so here’s a brief musical nod to the good old US of A...

Artist Interviews

We talk to the controller of BBC Radio 3 about what the station has planned for the next few months
The actor and contralto takes us behind the scenes of her new play about Dame Ethel Smyth
12 Ensemble
Oliver Condy talks to 12 Ensemble’s Eloisa-Fleur Thom and cellist Max Ruisi about the ensemble and its debut album Resurrection
Andris Nelsons
We caught up with the Latvian conductor last week at Tanglewood in Massachusetts to discuss the Boston Symphony Orchestra's European Tour, which begins this weekend as part of the BBC Proms...
Composer Philip Venables
We talk to composer Philip Venables about his violin concerto Venables plays Bartók, which was premiered at the 2018 BBC Proms
We talk to the filmmaker about the process of creating his award-winning composer documentaries 
Kelli O'Hara
We talk to the Tony Award-winning singer and current star of The King and I at the London Palladium about her careers on Broadway and in opera
We talk to the composer about a landmark festival celebrating Vaughan Williams
The official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales on playing at the royal wedding and why she loves the music of Sally Beamish and Barbara Strozzi
We meet the violinist ahead of his performance at Festival Napa Valley, where he is playing the soundtrack to The Red Violin 
In 2012, BBC Music Magazine interviewed the legendary British composer-conductor to celebrate his 60th birthday
Freya Parr talks to the renowned Chinese conductor as he hands over the baton after 20 years as artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival
'In general artists don’t make recordings to make money': the German record producer, who has six Grammy awards and over 600 recordings to his name, reflects on his illustrious career so far
Organist Anna Lapwood
'I was told to play more like a man': the British organist on why she's bringing together 22 female organists for a 24-hour Bach-a-thon
British composer Dan Jones provides insight into his soundtrack for the new film release of Ian McEwan’s classic novella
BBC Music Magazine talks to the winner of this year's winner of BBC Young Musician
The American singer-songwriter recently scored her first feature film, the award-winning Mudbound
Freya Parr talks to the legendary choreographer about his work with ballet’s finest scores
Leonard Elschenbroich and Mark Simpson
The composer and cellist tell us about the world premiere of Simpson's new Cello Concerto, commissioned by the BBC Philharmonic

All Articles

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Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the...
The BBC Music Magazine team names their favourite...
Who wrote the Strictly Come Dancing theme tune?
The sixth episode of season three stands out,...
Oscar-nominated film composer Rachel Portman has...
New Zealander Tianyi Lu joins WNO following an open...
We choose the best works by the great 17th-century...
A look back on some of the finest works by the French...
With its cannons, bells and even the occasional choir...
Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the...
As the final season of the much-loved period drama...
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the very...
Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Our quick guide to Daniel Barenboim's world-...
We choose the best works by the 20th-century composer
How the Oxford detective plied his grisly trade to the...
Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the...
We choose some of the most influential collaborations...
With Disney's The Lion King taking a big...
We choose the best pieces by the ultimate child prodigy
The station has seen a 6% increase in listeners,...
Conductor Vasily Petrenko guides us through the...
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