MALCOLM ARNOLD: A LIFE IN SYMPHONIES

The extraordinary story of a neglected symphonist, on the 10th anniversary of his death

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Young-Jin Hur explores the role of light and darkness in music from Beethoven to Ligeti.

APPLAUDING AUDIENCES

From Victorian mega-concerts to post-war housing, Kate Romano considers how we can put people at the heart of artistic planning.

SOUNDS OF HORROR

Joseph Camilleri on the Gothic in classical music. 

SHAKESPEARE IN SCANDINAVIA

Leah Broad looks at the various influences of Shakespeare’s plays on twentieth-century Nordic composers.

IN PURSUIT OF THE ONDES MARTENOT

Peter Asimov on his mission to meet the musicians who play the strange instrument that inspired Olivier Messiaen, and to learn it for himself.

WINE OF SUMMER

The story of maverick composer Havergal Brian and Oscar Wilde's former lover 'Bosie'.

DIFFERENT HEROES

From David Bowie to Radiohead, Bobby Jewell looks at how popular musicians have influenced modern composers.

Illuminating Classical Music