Musical works

Our Guide to the BBC Proms 2017

The highly-anticipated line-up for this year’s edition of the BBC Proms 2017 was announced last week. With an innovative mixture of old and new and an expansion to incorporate new locations including the Tate Modern and a former multi-storey car park in Peckham, it’s already got the music world talking. Tickets can be booked for

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The Most Romantic Pieces of Classical Music Ever

Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s the time of year for romance. To get you, or your loved one, in the mood, we’ve put together a list of the most romantic pieces of classical music ever written. 1. Salut d’Amour, Elgar Elgar this emotional piece in 1888 and gave it to his fiancée, Caroline

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Top 10 Pieces of Christmas Classical Music

Christmas: a time for peace on earth and good will to men. The streets twinkle with fairy lights and the shops are filled with festive tunes. Some of our deepest Christmas associations often come from the music which defines the season. We’ve put together a musical journey through the history of Christmas classical music from

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The language of flowers in music through the ages

Flowers have intrigued artists, writers and musicians for centuries. Their colour, liveliness and fragility mean that they have been the direct inspiration for poetic and musical works from the medieval era to the present day. To coincide with National Gardening Week 2016, we’ve picked out some of our favourite examples. Roses Since the middle ages,

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