Discovering Music

Who was St Cecilia?

Who was St Cecilia?

Our quick quide to the Patron Saint of Music

6 of the Best: Beethoven's overlooked works

6 of the Best: Beethoven's overlooked works

Think you know Beethoven? Think again with our guide to his lesser-known music

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

Classical voice types

Classical voice types

We untangle complex world of the operatic voice type, exploring their ranges and naming some of the greatest singers to have ever lived

A guide to Moog synthesisers

A guide to Moog synthesisers

A six-fact tribute to the ground-breaking synthesizers that emerged in the 1960s

The 20 Greatest Violinists of All Time

The 20 Greatest Violinists of All Time

Who are the finest violinists ever to have been recorded on disc? We asked 100 of today’s leading players to name their inspirations…

The best classical music for St George's Day

The best classical music for St George's Day

What are the great classical works that have helped shaped English music? As we celebrate St George’s Day, our experts look back over the centuries and name their six key pieces.

A quick guide to Charles Burney

A quick guide to Charles Burney

A brief look at the life and work of the great music historian

Six of the best… works by Ginastera

Six of the best… works by Ginastera

The music of Alberto Ginastera (11 April 1916 – 25 June 1983) combines an ascerbic modernism with a deep affectionate for his native Argentina. Here are six of his finest works to explore.

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

The story of Beethoven’s majestic fifth symphony, renowned for its famous four-note opening

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