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Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov: Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) © Wikipedia - Public Domain

Frost, Snowflakes and Snow Maidens: a journey through a Russian winter

By , 10 December 2018
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Semperoper Dresden © Frank Exß

Dashing Dresden: a great musical destination to explore in 2019

By , 10 December 2018
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Das Rheingold, with giant heads of Fasolt and Fafner © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest

To a Wagner virgin: why you should see your first Ring in Budapest

By , 04 December 2018
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Altar triptych from the Propsteikirche in Dortmund by Derick Baegert

Unwrapping Bach's Christmas Gifts

By , 02 December 2018
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Altes Rathaus © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd

A shining concert hall in a surprising city: visiting Bamberg

By , 12 November 2018
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Aldo Ciccolini, 1949 Long Thibaud Crespin laureate with piano-maker Andre Gaveau's dog Blanche-Neige © Fondation Long Thibaud Crespin

Once upon a tempo: a dip into the history of classical music competitions

By , 08 November 2018
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From left to right: Kanade Yokoyama, Nodoka Okisawa and Masaru Kumakura © Min-On Concert Association

Measure for measure: 18th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

By , 26 October 2018
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Arnaud Suard at his craft © Tristan Labouret / Bachtrack

The mysteries of the bow at the rue de Rome in Paris

By , 22 October 2018
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Ethel Smyth used her golfing prowess to teach suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst how to throw bricks. © GPP | LSE Library

Polymath composers and their extra-musical successes

By , 12 October 2018
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Naruhiko Kawaguchi and Aleksandra Świgut (2nd equal prize) and Tomasz Ritter (1st prize) © Julien Hanck

A second youth: the Chopin Competition welcomes period instruments

By , 09 October 2018
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Richard Lin © Denis Ryan Kelly Jr

The stuff that dreams are made of: Tenth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

By , 27 September 2018
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Clavichord ornament © Sguastevi

Spain: Fantastic musical instruments and where to find them

By , 18 September 2018
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The Teatro Real de Madrid © Javier del Real

Madrid for classical music lovers

By , 12 September 2018
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Joaquín Rodrigo in Salzburg © Courtesy of the Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo

Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez: the pinnacle of the guitar concerto

By , 11 September 2018
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The Alhambra Palace in Granada © Turismo de Andalucía

A year in festivals: the best of Spain in 2018-19

By , 03 September 2018
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Vienna © WienTourismus | Christian Stemper

A musical bucket list: Ten of the most important cities in classical music history

By , 23 August 2018
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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay © Mori Hidetaka

Ten stunning 21st-century concert venues

By , 15 August 2018
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Palais Garnier © Paris Tourist Office | David Lefranc

Ten beautiful opera houses across the world

By , 03 August 2018
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Schönbrunn Palace © Simon Matzinger | Wikimedia Commons

Ten important Mozart places to visit

By , 16 July 2018
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Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan | BBC

Remembering Oliver Knussen: ten points of entry to the great composer’s work

By , 11 July 2018
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