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Founded in 1979, the British Music Society is dedicated to promoting and preserving Britain’s musical heritage with particular emphasis on 20th century composers through recordings, publications and events
Heart's Ease

Book explores Tavener’s music

Tuesday 30 November sees the launch of a new book which explores the music of composer Sir John Tavener…

London Song Festival

Festival obsesses this autumn

The focus of the LSF Autumn Season which runs from 29 October to 10 December is Obsessions. 

RVW150 logo

RVW 150th birthday plans worldwide

2022 will see the music industry celebrate the 150th birthday of British composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958).

John Turner in rehearsal

Concert review: 25 Years of Prima Facie

Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik provided a welcomingly familiar opening in which the Victoria String Quartet was joined by Gavin Barras…

Giles Easterbrook

Obituary: Giles Easterbrook

BMS Vice-President Giles Easterbrook, composer and promoter of 20th century music, has died aged 72…

 Latest features & reviews

WALTON: Symphony No. 1

WALTON: Symphony No. 1

When I first heard Walton’s Symphony 1 as a 12-year-old I thought it the most cacophonous nonsense.  Happily, over the ensuing decades it has become a firm favourite of mine…

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