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Win A 12-month Apple Music Subscription

Apple Music is home to the world’s most complete catalogue of classical music available to stream and download.

All of your music, all in one place. Always ad-free.

The Apple Music Classical Essentials albums are available to stream here. Listen now or save them to your library.

Right now, we're championing the recording by the Orchestra of The Royal Opera of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. It’s available on Apple Music and you can stream it now or save it to your library.

January’s Essential Classical Album as chosen by Apple Music features the ballet which is as evergreen as a Christmas tree and with sparkle galore. Because this is a Visual Album, you can watch the whole performance as well as listen to the music.

It’s one of the great ballet scores, brimming with melody and orchestrated by a master. 

The Royal Opera’s production, with choreography by Peter Wright, in quite magical sets by Julia Trevelyan Oman, is a real delight. Marianela Nuñez is an enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy and Vadim Muntagirov every inch the charming Prince, and their chemistry is obvious. 

A glorious feast for the ears and the eyes.

Listen and watch Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker on Apple Music here

Here online, we're giving one listener the chance to win a year's subscription to Apple Music.

To enter the draw, simply answer the question below.


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