60 Classical Years: BBC Two at 60, 21 April 2024

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Marking the 60th anniversary of BBC Two, this special three hour long programme celebrates the rich history of classical music on the channel. Airing on Sunday, 21 April 2024, at 10:00 pm, “60 Classical Years” is a tribute to the exceptional talent and performances that have graced our screens over the past six decades.

Since its inception in 1964, BBC Two has been a pioneering force in bringing classical music to audiences nationwide. The channel has showcased a diverse range of artists, from legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré to the contemporary talent of Sheku Kanneh-Mason. The programme will take viewers on a journey through time, revisiting iconic performances and highlighting the evolution of classical music on our screens.

From the majestic operas of Verdi and Stravinsky to the sublime vocals of Maria Callas and Jessye Norman, the programme will curate a selection of the most memorable moments. It will also acknowledge the channel’s role in introducing new talent and promoting diversity within the classical realm.

Through carefully curated performances and insightful commentary, “60 Classical Years” will pay homage to the enduring legacy of BBC Two’s classical music programming. It promises to be a celebration not only of the art form but also of the channel’s commitment to bringing the very best of classical music into our homes.

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Join BBC Two on this musical journey as they commemorate six decades of exceptional classical talent and continue their dedication to showcasing the very finest performances.

“60 Classical Years: BBC Two at 60” airs on Sunday, 21 April 2024, at 10:00 pm on BBC Two.

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