Discovering Music

Best classical works for saxophone

Best classical works for saxophone

The composers who wrote for the saxophone's sound 

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

What are the best pieces by Saint-Saëns?

Today's #BreakfastPromelette features a playlist of highlights by the French composer

Watch Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in full

Watch Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in full

A film of Tchaikovsky's complete two-act ballet conducted by Valery Gergiev

Six of the most inspiring women in music

Six of the most inspiring women in music

We celebrate six women who defied social norms to perform, compose, teach and conduct classical music.  

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

The story of Beethoven’s majestic fifth symphony, renowned for its famous four-note opening

The best of electronic orchestral music

The best of electronic orchestral music

Ahead of the 'Pioneers of Sound' Late Night Prom tonight, we bring you with a playlist of some of our favourite electronic music

What is the Ondes Martenot?

What is the Ondes Martenot?

We explain the workings of the unusual instrument that takes centre stage in Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony

Who is Aida Garifullina?

Who is Aida Garifullina?

We give you the lowdown on the soprano who sang at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

What is a... Prommer?

What is a... Prommer?

Ivan Hewett takes a closer look at the tradition of queueing for music.

Nine of the best... classical works inspired by the sun

Nine of the best... classical works inspired by the sun

Freya Parr takes a look at the sunny side of classical music

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