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Classic FM is the home of Christmas music

Advent music: 10 best carols and hymns to begin the festive season

Maria Callas’ most iconic photographs

Maria Callas’ most iconic photographs, on her 100th anniversary

The 10 best pieces of music by American maestro and composer, Leonard Bernstein.

Leonard Bernstein: 10 best pieces of music by the American maestro

Classic FM Live with Viking

Classic FM Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a night of classical music anthems

Colette Maze, who became the oldest pianist to record an album aged 108, has died at the age of 109.

World’s oldest recording pianist, the inspiring Colette Maze, dies aged 109

A biopic about Maurice Ravel and his iconic ‘Boléro’ is coming soon

A new biopic about Maurice Ravel and his iconic ‘Boléro’ is set for 2024 release

Beethoven and West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein borrowed a famous Beethoven melody for West Side Story’s most emotional scene

Yannick Nézet-Séguin on teaching Bradley Cooper to conduct

‘He should pursue conducting’ – the real maestro who taught Bradley Cooper to conduct like Bernstein

Lucy Illingworth and her mother on stage at the King’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle in May 2023

Who is Lucy from The Piano? Blind and neurodivergent young pianist has a new documentary

Saint Cecilia Playing The Organ.

Who was St Cecilia? Meet the patron saint of music and musicians, who is still celebrated today

Why are there so many violins in an orchestra?

Why do orchestras have so many violins?

What are the lyrics to Brahms’ ‘Cradle Song’, the most famous lullaby ever written?

What are the lyrics to Brahms’ famous ‘Lullaby’, and what’s the story behind it?

Sir Anthony Hopkins and André Rieu

Emotional Sir Anthony Hopkins watches as André Rieu’s orchestra plays the waltz he wrote 50 years ago...

DAB+ – a modern, digital way of listening to radio

Classic FM is upgrading to DAB+ across the UK – here’s how to check you’re ready

Oxford university scraps music department just before opening concert hall.

Oxford Brookes university scraps music department just before opening concert hall

Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony in Ely Cathedral.

Bradley Cooper spent six years learning to conduct ‘six minutes of music’ for epic ‘Maestro’ scene

'Frère Jacques' is a popular French nursery rhyme

What are the lyrics to French nursery rhyme ‘Frère Jacques’, and who was he?