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Articles, views and interviews with some of the biggest names in classical music
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World of Music
Omer Meir Wellber
07/06/2019
Meet the BBC Philharmonic's new chief conductor ahead of his BBC Proms debut
World of Music
28/05/2019
One of the most distinctive and original voices of Modernism, György Ligeti's music was complex...
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Edward Elgar
22/05/2019
Acknowledged as a masterpiece, Elgar’s First remains arguably the finest symphony ever...

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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We introduce you to the 20 singers taking part in this...
To tie in with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11...
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the...
Are you a night owl? Musically-adventurous? Then the...
We explore the brilliant composer's D major...
A quick look at those who brought music to the Sun...
Omer Meir Wellber
Meet the BBC Philharmonic's new chief conductor...
With the BBC Proms on the horizon, we shine a light on...
A guide to how to buy tickets for this year's...
Jamie Barton
The ‘Last Night’ is always something to...
We highlight a female composer and pianist you may not...
We tell the story behind the English composer's...
Discover the best recordings of Rachmaninov’s...
'A spellbinding set that is arguably Podger's...
'Alex Tuomarila's trio perform a dizzying...
'Castalletti's arrangement achieves a...
'Masterpieces that honour the soloists throughout...
'Authentic performances of Schubert's piano...
'Bridelli showcases both Handel and his operatic...
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