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Seven of the best… works by Ernest Bloch

Seven of the best… works by Ernest Bloch

For Ernest Bloch's 136th birthday, Alec Evans selects the composer's finest works

Who composed the music for HBO’s Chernobyl?

Who composed the music for HBO’s Chernobyl?

We introduce you to the Emmy-nominated Icelandic composer

Six of the best… First Nights of the Proms

Six of the best… First Nights of the Proms

The BBC Music Magazine team sifts through the archives to find the best First Nights in history

15 composers and their dogs

15 composers and their dogs

We reveal the canine companions behind classical music's greatest composers

Five of the best Shostakovich conductors

Five of the best Shostakovich conductors

History’s finest interpreters of the Russian composer’s landmark symphonies

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 9

A guide to Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 9

We explore what influenced Williams's Symphony No. 9

Discover James MacMillan

Discover James MacMillan

A very happy 60th birthday to composer James MacMillan! Here's a playlist to celebrate...

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the greatest new recordings each week

The best recordings of Handel’s Water Music

The best recordings of Handel’s Water Music

First performed on the Thames in front of a royal audience, the Water Music proved an instant success. We name the recordings that make the biggest splash.

BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Potatoes

BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Potatoes

How good is your classical music knowledge? Butter up your knowledge and try our themed quiz. You'll find answers at the foot of the page. 

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