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Sir Karl Jenkins speaks to Classic FM presenter John Humphrys about ‘Adiemus’ and composing for the coronation, in celebration of his 80th birthday.

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When Torvill and Dean won gold with timeless ‘Boléro’ routine at 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics

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Heart-melting quotations from love letters written by composers

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How George Gershwin wrote ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in just five weeks.

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Musicians at the London Chamber Orchestra walked out on rehearsals over pay disputes, after five months without being paid.

Musicians walk out on London orchestra after five months’ unpaid work

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Northern Ballet will perform without a live orchestra in several of its upcoming productions, due to rising costs and inflation.

Northern Ballet replaces live orchestra with recorded music in upcoming shows

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Renowned Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa has died, aged 88.

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Two musicians played Star Wars outside John Williams’ house

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Global announces flagship podcast The Sports Agents hosted by Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman

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Tár, Maestro and Amadeus – three of the most memorable films about classical music

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John Cage ASLSP performance

A 639-year-long John Cage organ piece just changed chord, for the first time in two years

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An intense mathematical analysis of Bach’s music has revealed the composer’s true genius.

Bach’s true mathematical genius has been revealed in new study

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John Williams, 91, wins his 26th Grammy Award for ‘Indiana Jones’ theme

John Williams, 91, wins his 26th Grammy Award for ‘Indiana Jones’ theme

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Alexander Armstrong’s Choral Adventure

Alexander Armstrong is on a ‘Choral Adventure’ to help showcase some of the nation’s finest choristers and choral singing

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Aled Jones sings heartwarming ‘Pie Jesu’ duet with his 13-year-old self

Aled Jones sings heartwarming ‘Pie Jesu’ duet with his 13-year-old self

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Sean Magee plays on his Ryanair flight

Folk violinist serenades packed Ryanair flight in spontaneous jig

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