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Composer Philip Venables
17/08/2018
We talk to composer Philip Venables about his new concerto Venables plays Bartók, which is...
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Rhapsody in Blue
16/08/2018
What are the finest performances of Gershwin's riotous Rhapsody in Blue? See below for our...
World of Music
15/08/2018
Ahead of tonight's BBC Prom, we introduce the delights of Debussy's intoxicating symphonic...

Artist Interviews

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
We talk to British composer Chris Willis following his major feature film soundtrack debut
Freya Parr speaks to 2016 winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason ahead of this year’s competition
In 2005, BBC Music Magazine celebrated the Tippett’s 100th anniversary, and spoke to composers and musicians who worked with him. 
We sit down with our cover CD star, German baritone Benjamin Appl, to discuss his recordings of Schubert's Lieder.
Violinist will perform in five countries to celebrate Bernstein’s centenary in 2018
We spoke to the English soprano just after her triumphant performances at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World... 
Only last year, Jirí Belohlávek spoke to James Naughtie about Dvorák, Janáček, and his home city of Prague. 

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Rhapsody in Blue
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Scriabin
With Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy rounding off...
As the centenary of the completion of The Planets...
Where should you start with the contemporary Estonian...
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When Bernstein subjected a young tenor to studio...
What you need to know about the Austrian's '...
Johannes Brahms
An inspiring quote from Johannes Brahms forms today...
JS Bach
Today's Promelette explores the finest recordings...
Paul Wittgenstein
Pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm during...
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly
For today's Breakfast Promelette, here's a...
The music of Ireland
In honour of today's Prom of music from around...
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