Composer John Williams

John Williams hints at retirement from film music, says new score might be his last

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Tenor jumps in helicopter to save The Wreckers at Glyndebourne

Tenor jumps in helicopter to save Glyndebourne opera with ‘minutes to spare’ amid train havoc

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Howling singing dog

Owner’s secret footage catches dog playing and singing at a piano

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Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ musical analysis

The genius harmonic sequence that gives Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ its emotional power

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Yunchan Lim performs Rachmaninov to win the final of the Van Cliburn competition under Marin Alsop.

Youngest ever Van Cliburn winner moved Marin Alsop to tears with this rapturous Rachmaninov

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Epic Kate Bush cover turns ‘Running Up That Hill’ into a virtuosic piano fantasia

Epic Kate Bush cover turns ‘Running Up That Hill’ into a virtuosic piano fantasia

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Odesa Opera House reopens

Ukraine’s powerful anthem fills Odesa Opera House, as it reopens for first time since Russian invasion

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This week’s on-air highlights – including Album of the Week and Drive Discovery

This week’s on-air highlights – including Album of the Week and Drive Discovery

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San Antonio Symphony to close for good following months of negotiations

Texas city loses its symphony orchestra after board’s failed negotiations over musicians’ salary

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Amanda Aldridge and the power of the parlour song.

Google celebrates legendary British composer and opera singer, Amanda Aldridge, with Doodle

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Arthur Fry, inventor of the Post-it Note, found inspiration in the pages of his hymnal.

The surprising role classical music played in the invention of the Post-it Note

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Some of history's greatest composers were part of the LGBTQ+ community.

15 LGBTQ+ composers in classical music history that you probably already know

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Is Austin Butler really singing and playing guitar in his role as rock 'n' roll legend, Elvis Presley?

Is Austin Butler really singing and playing guitar in ‘Elvis’ movie?

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Eímear Noone presents the sixth series of High Score on Classic FM

High Score returns to Classic FM for a sixth series, presented by video game composer Eímear Noone

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Thomas Edison speaking through his perfected phonograph in the 1870s

The sound of a song in 1888 – listen to one of the earliest musical recordings known to exist

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South African schoolchildren play exhilarating Vivaldi

South African schoolchildren play Vivaldi in exhilarating marimba performance

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