Love Classical, the Royal Albert Hall’s festival of classical music, is just around the corner, and to give you a taste of what to expect we’ve compiled a Spotify playlist taking in the work of the composers and musicians who feature during the 12-day run of classical music-themed events.

World-class stars Nigel Kennedy, Alison Balsom and Lang Lang each play headline shows in the main auditorium, joined by an array of very special guests for a wide-ranging and potentially surprising repertoire of classical music.

Alison Balsom

Meanwhile, the Hall’s other spaces are host to all manner of concerts and classical music-themed events, including a piano recital from Nicholas McCarthy, an exploration of gender roles within Indian music, a trip down memory lane with veteran classical music documentarian Christopher Nupen, and a unique performance from the London Contemporary Orchestra deep underground in the Hall’s Loading Bay.

London Contemporary Orchestra

Check out our Love Classical playlist below, and click here for the full line-up of events.

Love Classical takes place across seven different spaces around the Hall, from Saturday 4 to Wednesday 22 March.