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How I Wrote...
For his first foray into concert music for 30 years, the 'Titanic' composer wrote the first major double concerto for violin and cello since Brahms.
'I don't believe very much in inspiration...' So how did the legendary Welsh composer come up with The Healer?
After winning an Oscar for Gravity, Price turned to the Bible to tackle Brad Pitt's World War Two film.
When you hear Vivaldi everywhere, how do you make it sound fresh again? Max Richter explains...
Get under the skin of David Lang's modern classical football chant - just in time for the World Cup!
How d'you write an opera based on a hit TV show? And what does the 'Heisenberg chord' sound like? Composer Sung Jin Hong reveals all
Time pressure and writing for silent movies? We discover the story behind Ludovic Bource's Oscar-winning music
How did a Belgian flamenco performance inspire this four minute minimalist masterpiece? Steve Reich reveals all...
Eureka moments, US premieres, an Armenian oboe - find out why Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston needs Turnage's latest piece
Wandering into an art museum and being inspired to create music? It's happened to composer Daníel Bjarnason in his 2012 work Over Light Earth
Composer Debbie Wiseman explains what prompted her to write a piece where every instrument in the orchestra has its moment to shine
Howard Goodall shares the inspiration behind his commemorative work, Spared, written after witnessing the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York
What inspired Bob Chilcott's Requiem? This week we're taking a look at Thou Knowest Lord, the interlude in the Latin mass
Paul Mealor's in the hot seat this week as we grill him about how he composed his royal baby lullaby, Sleep On
What happens when you look at music through the composer's eyes? Karl Jenkins explains the inspiration behind Adiemus Colores