Tom Service asks why is western music in so many different keys and what exactly are they?
Tom presses repeat - again and again and again ...
Who are the icons of classical music? And are they born or made?
Good vibrations or horrible wobbling? Why do singers use vibrato?
Think The Nutcracker is a super-saccharine classic for the feel-good season? Think again.
What is a concerto, how do they work and what is it like to be a soloist, asks Tom Service
A celebration of 'Signor Crescendo' Gioachino Rossini, operatic genius and gourmand.
What do we actually mean when we talk about "classical music"?
What are the most extreme pieces of classical music ever written?
Enter the magical musical world of the forest. Your guide is Tom Service