Articles

22 November 2017
We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians
What is the greatest opera of all time?
11 September 2017
What do you think is the Greatest Opera ever written? Have your say...
5 September 2017
Among the big-name opera stars and lower-key Lieder recitalists, who are the best tenors ever to have graced the stage? In 2008 we asked an expert panel to...
Jake Heggie's 'Dead Man Walking' (Credit: Cory Weaver)
1 September 2017
Which modern classics were nominated in our recent survey?
Simon Rattle (Credit: Getty)
25 August 2017
Ahead of the British conductor’s homecoming season, we take a look at some of the moments that shaped his career...
25 August 2017
The BBC Music Magazine team choose five of our favourite Rattle recordings... 
Simon Rattle (credit: Getty)
24 August 2017
As the British maestro prepares to pick up the baton on home turf, we look at what lies in store…
10 August 2017
Ahead of his return to the UK, we delve into the BBC Music Magazine archives and take a look at all our covers featuring Sir Simon Rattle
George Gershwin
9 August 2017
For all its jazz-inspired catchiness and easy-going charm, Gershwin’s unique musical world deserves to be taken much more seriously than it generally has...
9 August 2017
George Hall untangles the complex world of the operatic voice type
6 August 2017
Vivaldi may never have crossed the English Channel himself but, as Simon Heighes explains, rich clients and the postal service ensured his popularity far from...
4 August 2017
Beautiful arias by Mozart, Haydn, Handel and Rossini
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