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André Rieu’s version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ is currently topping the iTunes singles chart

André Rieu’s version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ is currently topping the iTunes singles chart

Alicia Keys shouts out ‘old dude in a wig’ Beethoven in her Grammys piano medley

Alicia Keys gives a shout-out to Beethoven in her Grammys piano medley

Maxim Vengerov joins Classic FM as first solo Artist in Residence

Violinist Maxim Vengerov joins Classic FM as first solo Artist in Residence

Hildur Guðnadóttir makes Grammys history with Best Score Soundtrack win

Hildur Guðnadóttir is the first solo female winner of Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack

John Williams wins 25th Grammy Award

John Williams wins his 25th Grammy, for ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite’

The remains of Nesyamun, former waab priest and scribe

Haunting voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy heard for the first time

Eímear Noone to conduct the 42-piece Oscar orchestra

Oscars to feature a female orchestra conductor for first time in history

Classic FM Hall of Fame

Vote in the Classic FM Hall of Fame and win £1,000 thanks to Viking!

Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic is officially coming to Netflix

Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic is officially coming to Netflix

Russian conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist and conductor, retires with immediate effect

Nicola Benedetti performs at the Benedetti Sessions

Nicola Benedetti: ‘There is no more valuable position than that of a music teacher’

John Williams receives 52nd Oscar nomination

John Williams receives his 52nd Oscar nomination for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ score

Sydney Opera House glows with images of heroic bushfire firefighters

Australia’s heroic firefighters honoured by Sydney Opera House as their photographs illuminate its façade

Man arrested after throwing flute at judge during court case in India

Man arrested after throwing a flute at judge in Indian courtroom

15-year-old girl admits to stealing Katherine Jenkins' iPhone

Top GCSE student, 15, confesses and apologises for stealing £500 iPhone from Katherine Jenkins

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Marin Alsop, Simone Young, Susanna Mälkki and JoAnn Falletta

Eight of the world’s 100 top conductors are now women, compared to just one in 2013

‘Joker’ composer Hildur Guðnadóttir is first female to win ‘Best Score’ at Golden Globes

‘Joker’ composer Hildur Guðnadóttir is first woman to win ‘Best Score’ at Golden Globes

Statue of JS Bach in the courtyard of St Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, where he was organist and musical director AD 1724

‘Immense damage’ to JS Bach’s church as stained glass windows smashed in attack