Discovering Music

The best recordings of Respighi's Pines of Rome

The best recordings of Respighi's Pines of Rome

We bring you the finest recordings on disc of Respighi’s epic orchestral work

Best classical music inspired by autumn

Best classical music inspired by autumn

As the weather gets colder, we choose the best pieces of music to listen to by the fire

The best recordings of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata

The best recordings of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata

We choose the finest recordings of Beethoven’s monumental, challenging late piano masterpiece

Six of the best... cello works

Six of the best... cello works

A selection of six of our favourite timeless pieces of classical music for the cello

Why is 'Land of Hope and Glory' at the BBC Proms?

Why is 'Land of Hope and Glory' at the BBC Proms?

We take a look at how Edward Elgar’s famous work became so central to the Last Night celebrations

Six of the best... classical saxophonists

Six of the best... classical saxophonists

We look at six players who have championed this lesser-known genre

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.  

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