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18/07/2018
The official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales on playing at the royal wedding and why she loves...
Artist Interviews
17/07/2018
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Today's Breakfast Promelette celebrates tonight's complete Proms performance of Debussy...

Artist Interviews

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. 
Composer Kate Whitley
The British composer on setting Malala Yousafzai's landmark UN speech
The British trumpeter on performing at the Royal Albert Hall's Love Classical festival
Ahead of a career retrospective at the Royal Albert Hall, documentarian Christopher Nupen talks to Rick Burin about crowdfunding, Chopin in Majorca, and his close friend Jacqueline du Pre.
Credit: Monika Rittershaus
The Berlin Philharmonic's conductor tells Rebecca Franks why Beethoven's symphonies remain a true test

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Mendelssohn
With Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto one of the...
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As the centenary of the completion of The Planets...
BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall
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Max Emanuel Cencic
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BBC Music Magazine seeks aspiring music journalists...
The BBC Music Magazine team sifts through the archives...
Composer-conductor Oliver Knussen
The British composer-conductor has died at the age of...
Prommers inside the Royal Albert Hall (Credit: Getty)
Forget the seats. For many, the real joy of the Proms...
This summer, the exciting underground world of The...
The Proms Guide, the queues, the flag waving......
We round up the best classical music broadcasts on...
Queueing for the Proms (Credit: Getty)
Ivan Hewett takes a closer look at the tradition of...
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