Article archive

Missed a post? Worry not. Here’s the complete archive of Classic FM’s musings, all laid out in a handy and easy to read guide. Enjoy!

2012
Mar
03
The new way of learning how to read music
“"KEEP GOING!"  Along with "have you practised much this week?", this is the phrase that really ...”
Classic FM Live is back!
“What are you up to on Thursday 19th April?  I realise you're a very busy ...”
Jan
06
Something for the weekend?
“There's never a dull moment here at Classic FM. In the space of just a ...”
2011
Oct
28
Pavel Haas Quartet Tour Diary
“Birmingham - 19th Oct Our first UK date on the tour.  Birmingham is very close to ...”
Sep
21
All you need is... a Paul McCartney interview
“So, there I was a few years back sitting in a wine bar in north ...”
Aug
30
Jamie Crick’s Video Diary – Part 3
“Jamie goes behind-the-scenes at Classic FM to shed a little light on the preparations behind ...”
27
Jamie Crick’s Video Diary – Part 2
“We gave Jamie Crick a video camera to film his day. From the cycle ride ...”
25
Jamie Crick's Video Diary - Part 1
“We gave Jamie Crick a video camera to film his day. From the cycle ride ...”
Jul
29
Royal Albert Hall Of Fame
“What are you doing on 4th October? If your diary's looking pretty free at the ...”
14
Getting the perfect 'Soundtrack To Your Summer'
“We continue our film theme as Michael Seal, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s ...”
07
The LSO, Desplat and Harry Potter!
“In 1935 the London Symphony Orchestra recorded one of the first full symphonic soundtracks with ...”
Jun
29
Why Sibelius 5 is the greatest!
“We’ve just wrapped up an intense week of recording, during which Osmo Vasnka, producer Rob ...”
A storm, and our tea cups.
““Builders, please.  Two sugars”.  I do believe those were pretty much the first words the ...”
May
24
Craig Ogden on 6 Strings, Odd Gigs and Summertime
“We’ve only two weeks to go before the release of my new Classic FM album, ...”
Apr
26
Dancing in the aisles to André Rieu
“There was dancing in the aisles last week when multi-million-selling waltz king André Rieu brought ...”
A big hand….for Rachmaninov: in honour of the Piano Concerto No.2.
“The previously sunny skies are now somewhat overcast for Vaughan Williams’ much-loved skylark. The most p.c. ...”
24
The Classic FM Hall of Fame 2011
“ "Going anywhere nice over Easter?  Taking those three days off afterwards to get a brilliant, ...”
21
The final countdown to our countdown
“We first launched the Classic FM Hall of Fame in 1996. We had no idea ...”
20
18
Max Book.
“It was the year we first went to infinity and beyond with the unstoppable Buzz ...”
13
Who is…the ultimate HOF Meister*?
“As those who know me will all too soon tell you, I’m not too good ...”
10
Listen to the Sea-D
“Last week John Suchet in his morning show was asking listeners to go online and ...”
08
A Day in the Life of David Garrett - Part Five
“In his final video blog for Classic FM, David Garrett tells us about Rock Symphonies ...”
Our Royal Celebration
“We’re gearing up for our Royal Wedding Celebration here on Classic FM, with a whole ...”
07
A Day in the Life of David Garrett - Part Four
“On his way to rehearsal for a French TV show, David muses on music and ...”
06
Classic FM’s Star Player
“It’s nice to announce a bit of good news every once in a while. This ...”
A Day in the Life of David Garrett - Part Three
“David Garrett, en route to Paris, talks frankly about his jetset lifestyle, revealing that he ...”
Words about music
“Writing a book is a long old process. First, a writer needs to come up ...”
05
A Day in the Life of David Garrett - Part Two
“In the second of our series of video blogs by superstar violinist David Garrett, filmed ...”
04
A Day in the Life of David Garrett - Part One
“David Garrett invited us to follow him to see what he gets up to in ...”
Mar
29
Day of Good Humour.
“I gather that April Fool's Day is more often referred to as 'Day of Good ...”
26
A 'Silly' Saturday requires a 'Special' Sunday.
“Saturday 26th March After the programme today it was a fast turnaround (2 bagels per minute) ...”
25
I can't get no Satie's-faction
“Seeing the smouldering remains of the Elysée Montmartre theatre made me more than a little ...”
23
Suchet... AWAY*
“As daunting as it is attempting to fill the seasoned, broadcasting shoes of John Suchet, ...”
22
Scent-sational Composer
“History. According to Napoleon Bonaparte it’s ‘the version of past events that people have decided ...”
Andre Rieu waltzes into The Classic FM Interview
“Over the past 18 months one man has dominated classical music. He’s outsold every other ...”
18
Attention musical juggernauts!
“It's been a busy old week here at Classic FM Towers. After frantic preparations for ...”
16
Music for the Royal Wedding
“Although Kate Middleton's wedding dress has been the major talking point for many Royal watchers ...”
14
Welcome to the Classic FM Blog
“The auditorium’s lights have dimmed, the musicians have taken the stage and the conductor is ...”
10
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.
“Two weeks, two operas, two performances devoid of anything remotely resembling common sense. Bring on ...”
08
Classic FM Live is GO!!!
“The running order’s confirmed. The programme’s about to go to the printers. And we’ve put ...”
04