Thomas Adès and Tom Service

Thomas Adès is fêted from Los Angeles to London, from New York to Berlin, as the musician who has done more than any other living composer to connect ...

How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated ...

This carefully researched and definitive book recreates the magic of the greatest violinists in history.

In three centuries, the solo performer progressed from downtrodden private servant to revered public idol ...

The music of J. S. Bach has a unique power and resonance some 300 years after it was written. From annual performances of the great Passions to its use in ...

At last a lively yet authoritative history of England's oldest continuously performing arts company. Susie Gilbert traces the development of ENO from its earliest origins in the darkest Victorian ...

Dennis Brain is recognized as perhaps the greatest horn player the world has known. He helped rescue the horn from the obscurity in which it had languished for over a ...

The first edition (1981) of Anatomy of the Orchestra , Norman Del Mar’s renowned treatise and study of orchestral practice, sold out within a year of its publication. Del Mar ...

Norman Del Mar (1919-1994) was universally recognised as a leading authority on the music of Richard Strauss, and his masterly three-volume study of his life and works remains a classic ...

Norman Del Mar (1919-1994) was universally recognised as a leading authority on the music of Richard Strauss, and his masterly three-volume study of his life and works remains a classic ...

Norman Del Mar (1919-1994) was universally recognised as a leading authority on the music of Richard Strauss, and his masterly three-volume study of his life and works remains a classic ...

A larger-than-life figure in his time, Handel’s reputation has been less than steady since his death in 1759. Was he (in the words of Berlioz) just ‘a great barrel ...

In some ways it is easy to conduct a professional orchestra. If your technique is ropey or your ear less than acute, the players can usually make up for it ...

A book unlike anything ever written by a composer, part-memoir and part-description of the creative process, Hallelujah Junction is an absorbing journey through the musical landscape of the life and ...

Sir Adrian Boult (1889-1983) was one of the greatest English conductors. He had a long association with the BBC, as director of music, and, more famously, as the permanent conductor ...

Gustav Holst was a leading figure in the new age of English music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His most celebrated work, 'The Planets', is an orchestral ...

In 2004 the London Symphony Orchestra celebrates its hundredth birthday. The centenary finds the orchestra acclaimed as one of the best in the world, making music with the most charismatic ...

The BBC Proms Guides provide all the background and information you need about some of the most popular works in the repertory. As one of the world's leading music ...

The BBC Proms Guides provide all the background and information you need about some of the most exciting works in the repertory. As one of the world's leading music ...

Nicholas Kenyon

The BBC Proms Guides provide all the background and information you need about some of the most popular works in the repertory. As one of the world's leading music ...

The BBC Proms Guides provide all the background and information you need about some of the most popular works in the repertory. As one of the world's leading music ...

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