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What Makes Franz Liszt Still Important?

What Makes Franz Liszt Still Important?

This week sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt. Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and music director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, explores what we can still learn from the life and music of Liszt. more

Almost as Good as Presley: Caruso the Pop Idol

Almost as Good as Presley: Caruso the Pop Idol

When he died in 1921 the singer Enrico Caruso left behind him approximately 290 commercially released recordings, and a significant mark upon on the opera world including more than 800 appearances at the New York Met. John Potter, singer and author of Tenor: History of a Voice, explores Caruso's popular appeal and how he straddled the divide between 'pop' and 'classical'. more

Music Manuscripts from the 17th and 18th Centuries in the British Library

Music Manuscripts from the 17th and 18th Centuries in the British Library

THE BRITISH LIBRARY - Sandra Tuppen explores some highlights from their digitised collection of music manuscripts, including those penned by the hand of Haydn, Handel, Purcell, and a very messy Beethoven. more