World of Music

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces new principal conductor

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces new principal conductor

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has named Maxim Emelyanychev as its new principal conductor

Nina Stemme wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize for 2018

Nina Stemme wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize for 2018

The soprano star takes home this year's esteemed $1 million prize

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

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