Lord of the Rings: five insane versions of the theme tune
When Mendelssohn went to Scotland - and hated the music
12 most mind-blowing classical music videos
Laura Wright's new music video gets classical pulses racing
Six parrots who can sing opera better than you
Alfie Boe at Classic FM Live
Alfie Boe heads a list of fantastic performers at the Royal Albert Hall this September. Get your tickets here!
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
Gassed, killed, bankrupted, inspired: great composers in the First World War
The composer who was gassed, the composers cut off from their royalties - and the one who gave his life to save his wife. You'll be touched by these stories of how the First World War affected great musicians.
More Music Breakfast
For many, it’s the first week of school summer holidays and so starts the School Holiday Run at 8.15. Let Tim Lihoreau know what you’re doing – and get a dedication along the way.
Pumeza - Voice of Hope
John Suchet's Album of the Week, 28 July 2014
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!
We're giving you the chance to enjoy the delights of Edinburgh International Festival in style, with a VIP stay in the Waldorf Astoria
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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