World of Music

What's the music on the BBC's Wimbledon TV coverage?

What's the music on the BBC's Wimbledon TV coverage?

We're a week into Wimbledon 2019 and if - like us - you're enjoying matches on the TV, you might be curious as to what tunes the BBC uses...

Six of the best: works to hear on Independence Day

Six of the best: works to hear on Independence Day

It’s Independence Day today, so here’s a brief musical nod to the good old US of A…

Who is Omer Meir Wellber?

Who is Omer Meir Wellber?

Meet the BBC Philharmonic's new chief conductor ahead of his BBC Proms debut

A guide to Ligeti's style

A guide to Ligeti's style

One of the most distinctive and original voices of Modernism, György Ligeti's music was complex, clever and challenging, yet surprisingly down to earth. Here's a guide to his style...

The best recordings of Elgar's Symphony No. 1

The best recordings of Elgar's Symphony No. 1

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 the many available...

Playing for laughs: How comedians use classical music

Playing for laughs: How comedians use classical music

When music takes itself too seriously, there’s a comedian waiting in the wings to bring it back down to earth. One such exponent, Rainer Hersch, looks back at how his predecessors have raised their laughs by sending-up classical music

Royal Festival Hall - memories of a concert-goer

Royal Festival Hall - memories of a concert-goer

Bayan Northcott casts his mind back to the early 1950s, when a brand new venue welcomed concert-goers to London's South Bank.

Five of the best recordings by Sir Thomas Beecham

Five of the best recordings by Sir Thomas Beecham

Which are the must-hear discs by this legendary British conductor?

Six of the best… works by Grażyna Bacewicz

Six of the best… works by Grażyna Bacewicz

We name the must-hear pieces by the Polish composer

Six of the best works by William Boyce

Six of the best works by William Boyce

Discover some fantastic music from the master of English Baroque

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