World of Music

The best recordings of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony

The best recordings of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony

We explore the finest versions of Schubert's two-movement masterpiece

Top 20 Britten recordings

Top 20 Britten recordings

We name the best recordings of the great composer's music

A celebration of St Cecilia’s Day

A celebration of St Cecilia’s Day

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

The best classical music for the night

The best classical music for the night

We round up some of the most atmospheric nocturnal compositions to listen to on a cold evening

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

Six of the best orchestral players

Six of the best orchestral players

We name half-a-dozen legendary players from the orchestral ranks

Playlist: the Best of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Playlist: the Best of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

The American mezzo's performance in Glyndebourne's production of Handel's Theodora made history. Discover her miraculous artistry with our playlist

An introduction to tango

An introduction to tango

Ahead of tonight's BBC Prom, strut your stuff to our tango playlist

Who are the Berlin Philharmonic's past chief conductors?

Who are the Berlin Philharmonic's past chief conductors?

As Kirill Petrenko takes over the reins of the Berlin Philharmonic, we take a look back at his illustrious predecessors

A guide to Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'

A guide to Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'

A quick guide to perhaps the most influential classical work of the 20th century – Stravinsky's ballet, 'The Rite of Spring'

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