Sofia Gubaidulina (right) with fellow Gold Medal winner Dame Janet Baker at the RPS Awards


We are fortunate to live in a time when so much music is accessible online: endless treasures to plunder. But where to start?

Let us help you chart a path with regular RPS playlists, compiled specially for Members. These may be guest-curated by great musicians, or shine a light on a particular composer, performer or facet of musical history.

Our current playlists are:

  • Sofia Gubaidulina: a musical guide to the remarkable Russian composer who was awarded the RPS Gold Medal at the 2019 RPS Awards
  • Stephen Sondheim: a collection of musical gems by the much-loved composer and lyricist who was made an RPS Honorary Member in 2019
  • Viola treasures for you to discover: viola player Timothy Ridout introduces us to some of the instrument's unsung riches

You'll need to download Spotify to hear the tracks: it's free with occasional adverts, or £10 a month without. It puts an extraordinary array of classical recordings right at your fingertips.