little known pieces by famous composers

We often discover our favourite composers through hearing their most well-known pieces repeated on concert programmes or on the radio....

best autumn records 2017

From the witchy poetry of Tori Amos to the haunting histrionics of Benjamin Clementine, it's been a great couple of months for music...

Behind the scenes of the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is arguably the most popular ballet in the world that brings enormous audiences into theatres across the world...

Where to begin with contemporary classical music

Adding contemporary music to your classical listening library can be a daunting prospect but we'd like to dispel these fears by...

Public service broadcasting

J. Willgoose Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting shares the records that changed his life, including David Bowie and DJ Shadow. ...

Anathema records that changed my life

The vocalist of ambient rock band Anathema, Lee Douglas, reveals the records that changed her life and shaped her singing style,...

Semyon Bychkov talks Mahler

Conductor Semyon Bychkov talks to us about the equally complex life and music of Gustav Mahler, the intricacies of conducting and his...

How to appreciate opera

Curious about opera but not sure where to begin? Metropolitan Opera's general manager Peter Gelb shares some tips on how to...

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