BBC Proms 2017 begins tonight!

Friday 14th July '17

Founded in 1895, the BBC Proms are a big part of British culture and the 2017 season begins tonight. For eight weeks of the summer, daily classical music concerts take place at the Royal Albert …

17th May: the effects of music on our body & winner of the Rheinsberg composition award

Wednesday 17th May '17

In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd's original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober …

9th March: conductor Zubin Mehta talks about Ravi Shankar and Haydn

Thursday 9th March '17

Classical News In today's news: conductor Zubin Mehta talks about Ravi Shankar and Haydn, trombonist Mathias Götz releases remix-album, and Bavarian village hosts a festival with Gerold Huber as Artistic Director. Grammy- winning flautist Dave Valentin …

15th May: Arts Against Alzheimer’s, Beyond Barbican and a Tartan Takeover

Wednesday 15th May '13

The Guardian Staging of Stockhausen's helicopter string quartet scores key prize Royal Philharmonic Society praises rare performance of Mittwoch aus Licht by Birmingham Opera Company The Telegraph Singing in English: It's harder than you thinkRupert Christiansen visits The Association …

12th December: Grammies Scandal, the Music of Sir Patrick Moore and Opera for Children

Wednesday 12th December '12

GramophoneThe soprano Lisa Della Casa has diedBorn February 9, 1919; died December 10, 2012Classic FMPhilip Pullman novel to become children's operaThe Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman is to become a major new opera for children …