Articles

23 April 2019
We investigate Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and how the composer declares the 'glory of light' through darkness
St George's Cross
23 April 2019
What are the great classical works that have helped shaped English music? As we celebrate St George’s Day, our experts look back over the centuries and...
Ethel Smyth
23 April 2019
The formidable achievements and indomitable spirit of the British composer and militant suffragette make her one of British music's most interesting...
Edward Elgar
23 April 2019
Acknowledged as a masterpiece, Elgar’s First remains arguably the finest symphony ever written by a British composer. We seek out the best recording of...
21 April 2019
We choose the best pieces by the master of rhetoric
18 April 2019
We introduce you to the composer who became the first African-American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra
17 April 2019
83 years from the day of his death, we pick the best works by the underrated but genius Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi
17 April 2019
We tell you everything you need to know in the run-up to this year’s BBC Proms season
17 April 2019
Celebrations of the solar system and planet earth take centre stage this year, alongside anniversary events for Proms founder Henry Wood 
17 April 2019
Kate Bolton-Porciatti travels through all the major and minor keys on her journey to find the finest recordings of Bach’s extensive sets of preludes and...
17 April 2019
William Shakespeare inspired some of the greatest musical scores ever written. We explore the operas, ballets, overtures, incidental music, tone poems, choral...
16 April 2019
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the greatest new recordings each week
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