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BBC Music Magazine 10h
Bel Canto, the film about a famous American soprano, featuring Julianne Moore and the voice of Renée Fleming, is released this week. We talk to the film's composer David Majzlin.
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BBC Music Magazine 15h
in 1876, Tchaikovsky completed his ballet Swan Lake. We've rounded up six of the best pieces of music inspired by swans…
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 19
NEWS: Daniel Kramer steps down as artistic director of the .
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 18
With Easter approaching, which seasonal choral tunes are taking your fancy? We asked some of Britain's top choral conductors to name their favourite Easter works...
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 18
in 1936... Respighi died. Have a listen to some of his phenomenal works to send you into the Easter weekend. What are your favourites? We've selected a few here:
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 18
An afternoon of subbing dooms before us. What should be our musical accompaniment? Something sunny and fabulous would be preferable.
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 17
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 17
Caption competition. Go.
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 17
If you do one thing tonight... have a listen to producing legend Terry Gross's interview with for . It's fascinating stuff, and there are some brilliant clips of him in action too...
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 17
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 17
Lent is nearly over, and we are now in the depths of Passiontide. So why not have a listen to some appropriate music for such an occasion? We recommend the following...
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 17
This week's free download is Corelli's Violin Sonata No. 3 performed on the viola de gamba. How fun. Have a listen now.
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 17
Start your day off with a spot of Shakespeare... we're playing Weber's Oberon. What are your favourite works inspired by the plays of Shakespeare?
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 16
What music are you listening to in the run-up to Easter? We've picked some of the best works to start you off.
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 16
This week's playlist is now live, and it's our most eclectic yet, with an oboe concerto performed on recorder by , a famous film tune by John Williams and contemporary works by and .
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 16
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A new state-of-the-art console had only just been installed before this devastating fire. We fervently hope that, like the rest of this remarkable cathedral, the instrument can be restored to its former glory… 14/14
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 16
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The organ was completely overhauled between 1990 and 1992 and again between 2012 and 2014. 13/14
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 16
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And some new pipe-work was added shortly afterwards. Among them were those horizontal pipes that so distinguish the instrument today – they date from the 1960s. 12/14
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 16
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In 1963, Pierre Cochereau, improviser par excellence, oversaw a new console and the replacement of the Barker-Lever pneumatic key action with a new electric action 11/14
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BBC Music Magazine Apr 16
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The organ’s console has been replaced several times – the original can be seen next door in the cathedral’s museum. It’s worth a look, if only to see how cumbersome it was to play it. 10/14
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