David Mellor - Sunday 13 July: The best of Herbert von Karajan

David Mellor marks the 25th anniversary of the great conductor's death

David Mellor Richard Osborne Karajan This week, David Mellor is joined on his show by the official biographer of Herbert von Karajan, Richard Osborne, to celebrate the life and art of one of the finest ever conductors of classical music.

Herbert von Karajan passed away 25 years ago this coming Wednesday and the pair will be looking back at key periods in the conductor's life, and enjoying hearing together many of the maestro’s finest recordings.

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

Meerkat falling asleep to music theory class

This meerkat falling asleep to a music theory class is such a happy sight

game of thrones musical notation

Musical terminology, illustrated by Game of Thrones

Don Ellis time signature asset

If you can work out the time signature of this piece you’re officially a musical genius