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The best classical music for St George's Day

The best classical music for St George's Day

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 name their six key pieces.

A quick guide to Charles Burney

A quick guide to Charles Burney

A brief look at the life and work of the great music historian

Six of the best… works by Ginastera

Six of the best… works by Ginastera

The music of Alberto Ginastera (11 April 1916 – 25 June 1983) combines an ascerbic modernism with a deep affectionate for his native Argentina. Here are six of his finest works to explore.

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

Five of the best...Welsh composers!

Five of the best...Welsh composers!

We celebrate St David's day with Wales's finest composers

The best recordings of Parry's Songs of Farewell

The best recordings of Parry's Songs of Farewell

We bring you the finest recordings of one of Parry’s last works

Six of the best... British Television Tunes

Six of the best... British Television Tunes

Are TV themes a lost art? Here are six of the best from British telly...

Six of the best… film scores

Six of the best… film scores

We take a look at some of the finest music soundtracks of all time

Six of the best moments from Widor's Symphonies

Six of the best moments from Widor's Symphonies

Widor's Toccata is the French composer's most famous piece, but what about the rest of his organ output? Here's a guide to six lesser-known movements we guarantee you'll love

The best recordings of Schubert's Winterreise

The best recordings of Schubert's Winterreise

Michael Tanner sets out on one of the bleakest and loneliest journeys in classical music, as he selects the finest recordings of Schubert’s harrowing song-cycle

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