As Professor Brian Cox makes his second appearance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, broadcast on 23 December 2020, he asks ‘the only interesting existential question’: What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a possibly infinite, eternal universe? Here he introduces some of the works in the concert, and we pick four other pieces inspired by the cosmos.
They held it strong even after so many years. Returning from their hiatus Arkansas rock band Evanescence are not just making a comeback, they are also introducing a whole new sound. Their forthcoming record “Synthesis” will see the band de-constructing some of their favourite tracks from their career and adding a new re-arrangement to the production.