World of Music

St Cecilia’s Day: a musical celebration

St Cecilia’s Day: a musical celebration

We select five fine pieces inspired by the patron saint of musicians

Six great contemporary operas

Six great contemporary operas

Which modern classics were nominated in our recent survey?

The forgotten gems of art song

The forgotten gems of art song

Four top singers reveal their favourite rare Lieder

Five of the best... settings of Robert Burns poems

Five of the best... settings of Robert Burns poems

We celebrate Burns Night in the company of the great composers

Sweet-toothed composers

Sweet-toothed composers

Would you go for a delicate Marjolaine or a hearty game pie? Bakewell tart or savoury fougasse? We find out which composers had a taste for sugary treats…

Poetry in motion

Poetry in motion

We celebrate National Poetry Day with five musical settings of British poets

Six of the best... American ballets

Six of the best... American ballets

In celebration of World Ballet Day, we present a selection of 20th-century ballets created by some of America’s greatest composers and choreographers

James Naughtie meets Sir Neville Marriner

James Naughtie meets Sir Neville Marriner

The BBC Radio 4 presenter interviews the great British conductor

Sir Neville Marriner: Rewind

Sir Neville Marriner: Rewind

In early 2016, the British violinist and conductor told us about his past recordings

A moment of Howells history

A moment of Howells history

How the English composer's Cello Concerto is set to be performed for the first time ever in concert

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