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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

Five of the best works by Thea Musgrave

Five of the best works by Thea Musgrave

We choose five unmissable pieces by the great Scottish composer

The Music of Hildegard von Bingen

The Music of Hildegard von Bingen

Your guide to the music of the 12-century nun: her inspirations, her unique sound and recommended recordings of her work

Verdi's Requiem - The best recordings...

Verdi's Requiem - The best recordings...

It's hard not to relish Verdi’s uniquely terrifying and theatrical take on the Requiem Mass; here are our thoughts on the finest recordings available…

The Life of Hildegard von Bingen

The Life of Hildegard von Bingen

We take you through the extraordinary life of the 12-century nun: her many talents, achievements and visions.

Who were Clara and Robert Schumann’s children?

Who were Clara and Robert Schumann’s children?

We introduce you to the Schumanns’ eight children: Marie, Elisa, Julie, Emil, Ludwig, Ferdinand, Eugenie and Felix

Four of the best rule-breaking musicians

Four of the best rule-breaking musicians

Four artists that challenged the traditional concert format in their hunt for new audiences 

Who composed the music for His Dark Materials?

Who composed the music for His Dark Materials?

The BBC's His Dark Materials is lighting up TV screens on Sunday nights. But who composed the music for this epic series?

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine Playlist

The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the very best new recordings from the classical music world each week

The best classical music for meditation

The best classical music for meditation

We name six pieces of classical music that help still the mind

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