26 January 2016
Rachmaninoff’s music is adored the world over, but he was plagued with self-doubt.
25 January 2016
The composer of L’Étoile was highly respected by his musical and painterly peers, including Debussy, Stravinsky and Manet.
5 November 2015
The acclaimed American composer speaks about seeing his music choreographed and the process of writing his first original score for ballet.
28 April 2015
By blending classical and electronic music, the Woolf Works composer has opened orchestral music up to a whole new audience.
11 November 2014
The Danish composer's music to date has drawn on diverse influences to create energetic, thoughtful works that engage newcomers and thrill aficionados in equal measure.
11 August 2014
Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.
7 July 2014
Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.
23 June 2014
A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.
7 April 2014
Winners will have their fanfare orchestrated and recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra.
17 March 2014
Richard Strauss's father was a famed horn player who had a tempestuous relationship with Richard Wagner.