Classical Music Guides
Fast and Friendly Composers Video Guides
Baroque music: a beginner's guide
How do you tell the Baroque period music from a Romantic or Classical piece? What is the Baroque sound? Find out with our handy guide
10 incredible, jaw-dropping classical music WINS
Epic, epic wins from the classical music world. Includes cartwheels and the ultimate ringtone-shaming.
The Musical Zodiac: Debbie Wiseman’s stories
Classic FM’s composer-in-residence reveals the short stories she used to inspire the 12 pieces that make up her new work, The Musical Zodiac.
This conductor's rage will simultaneously terrify and inspire you
Leopold Stokowski has a short fuse… but he speaks sense.
Classical Music Visual Guides
Classical music legends - on Classic FM Drive with John Brunning
Every afternoon this week for his Big Piece after Six, John Brunning celebrates the lives and great recordings of the most legendary classical artists. Listen and download their famous recordings.
100 Classical Music Recordings You Must Own
Take a look at our epic countdown of the top 100 classical music recordings, complete with download links.
Saturday, 19th March 2016
Take a trip down memory lane with these personal pics of Aled in his younger years.
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
Separated by a wall and 200 years are the homes of two musicians who changed the face of music.
Tuesday, 19th May 2015
Stravinsky's smiley face will make you feel thoroughly excellent.
Monday, 9th March 2015
"What fun! I'll break your head." Mozart was responsible for some hilarious and troubling letters to his family
Monday, 2nd February 2015
From Mozart to Mendelssohn, great composers have often turned their hand to drawing - with varying degrees of skill...
Monday, 12th January 2015
The essential film scores from one of today's most prolific and successful movie music composers.
Friday, 5th December 2014
Discover Tchaikovsky's magical ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' with our beginner's guide
Monday, 24th November 2014
Get to know Giacomo Puccini's tragic love story, La Bohème. Includes plot synopsis and pictures
Wednesday, 17th September 2014
Get to know the 'Man with the Golden Flute'.
Wednesday, 20th August 2014
The great composer Frédéric Chopin played his final piano concerts in Britain and wasn’t best pleased by the people, the weather or a near-fatal accident in a horse-drawn carriage.