Lisa Batiashvili plays the Bristol Proms, complete with 'shiny leggings'
The sound of silence: Ji Liu plays John Cage at Bristol Proms
Music-themed accessories: because you're worth it
Lord of the Rings: five insane versions of the theme tune
Gassed, bankrupted and inspired: great composers in WW1
Bristol Proms 2014
Classic FM is in Bristol all week to capture the excitement of this fun, informal festival. No 'shushing' allowed!
Conductors' most merciless insults
You haven't been insulted until you've been at the wrong end of a stream of virtuoso invective delivered by a conductor
Edinburgh Festival: a photo tour of the stunning venues
The city that hosts the world's largest annual arts festival has countless magnificent venues to discover and experience. Here are a few of the finest.
Tim can't let International Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day go past without marking it. There's also a literary birthday girl who is turning 50 to celebrate.
LISTEN: Composers and Conflict
To mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, Catherine Bott looks at some of the great musical potential that has been tragically and brutally destroyed by war.
Is classical music 'unwelcoming'? One industry bigwig thinks so...
'Classical music is a bit like an elitist club' - Max Hole, CEO of Universal Music Group
What makes a great movie music score?
'The best film music gives me the shivers when I listen to it' - Rubi Mercieca
The Lord Of The Rings theme: five insane cover versions
Ever heard Lord Of The Rings played on a ukulele? Or by a prancing elf? Or by a tattooed metal god? Well, we've got them all…
What makes movie music so special?
Our Saturday Night at the Movies presenter Howard Goodall asks what gives film music its magic
Classical Music Periods
Summer Guitar is the new album from no.1 classical guitarist Craig Ogden. Essential for your summer.
50 Summer Classics – the perfect soundtrack to your summer
The official Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014 album is out now! More than 5 hours of the nation's favourite classical music on 4CDs
If you enjoy listening to The Full Works Concerts on Classic FM, you'll love our CD range. Get 2 CD's for just £10 from HMV now!
See the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Bedford Corn Exchange next February, thanks to NIVEA Vital
The countdown to the spectacular RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show is on!
The View From The Shard is a multi-sensory experience guaranteed to make your spine tingle - book tickets now!
What's on at Edinburgh Festival 2014? Find out more about the huge range of concerts and events.
Classic FM presents Henry IV, parts I and II with the RSC.
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Artist of the Week: Vasily Petrenko
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