18 May 2017
Why did Liszt abandon a life of wild excess to forge a radical (and risky) new path?
29 January 2017
Now one of the world's most celebrated artists, the composer made ends meet with stints as a taxi driver and removal man.
19 August 2016
Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.
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.