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Ragged Music Festival: A vivid and passionate chamber concert

Yamaha have contributed their concert-grand gratis, while the musicians have reduced their fee, because this charity event is designed to raise awareness about the Copperfield Road Ragged School

Long Reads

Andy Martin Elgar wrote and hated Land of Hope and Glory

Elgar’s famous composition was instantly dismissed by some as ‘cheap’ and ‘unworthy’. But it was a huge success at the Proms, where crowds rose and yelled and demanded it be played three times. Andy Martin on the man behind the music

Charities call for better mental health support for classical musician

Charities in the UK are calling for better mental health support for classical musicians.

Les Arts Florissants give Bach's St John Passion sparkling impetus

Young Belgian tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen takes a huge risk, creating one long exhalation of anguish as his voice floats untethered to any tonality. The effect is transfixingly beautiful

The top 10 pieces of classical music to listen to for exam success

Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision

The Philarmonia brings Stravinsky into the digital age

When it comes to the use of digital technology to reach new audiences, the Philharmonia Orchestra has been the most adventurous in the UK, as demonstrated by its new project Stravinsky: Myths and Rituals. Jessica Duchen finds out more