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World of Music
12/12/2018
We explore the finest versions of Schubert's two-movement masterpiece
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War Requiem
22/11/2018
We name the best recordings of the great composer's music
World of Music
22/11/2018
We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians

Artist Interviews

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
Composer David Majzlin
We talk to the composer of the soundtrack of Bel Canto, the new Paul Weitz film about a famous American soprano, featuring Julianne Moore and Renée Fleming
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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Five of the best modern Christmas carols
Composer and conductor John Rutter chooses five great...
We explore the finest versions of Schubert's two-...
We name the recordings of this choral masterpiece that...
Five of the best ancient Christmas carols
Director of The Sixteen Harry Christophers names his...
We choose the best works by Hungary’s genuine...
 Hallelujah! The story of Handel’s Messiah
George Pratt tells the story behind Handel's best-...
Our round-up of where to go for live orchestra movie...
Prince Charles will speak to Michael Berkeley in a...
New composers are celebrated in this year’s...
We select the finest recordings on disc of Beethoven...
Adrian Sutton, composer of the West End production of...
We choose some of the finest works by the last great...
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Kirsten Beveridge picks some of the most stunning...
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We bring you the finest recordings on disc of...
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