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FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL to the digital edition • BBC Music Magazine is a must-read for anyone with a passion for classical music. Every issue brings the world of classical music to life, from interviews with the greatest artists and features on fascinating subjects, to all the latest news and opinions from around the music world.
Albert Hall celebrates its past as archive is revamped • Million-pound ‘rescue operation’ brings together thousands of historic artefacts
Lang Lang presents buyers with the keys to a new mouse
THE MONTH IN NUMBERS
RisingStars • Three to look out for…
Bernstein celebrates festive freedom in East Berlin
Also in December 1989…
It don’t mean a thing, if it don’t break a string
ENO hunts for new conductor as Brabbins quits
MEET THE COMPOSER • With an ear for melody and a gift for breathing musical life into the written word, the Lincolnshire-born Patrick Hawes became a familiar voice thanks to popular hits such as Blue in Blue for choir and harp. A composer of much seasonal music, his The Nativity has been recorded by Voce Chamber Choir for Signum Classics.
REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings
With a cherry on top
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Music to my ears • What the classical world has been listening to this month
Our Choices • The BBC Music Magazine team’s current favourites
Richard Morrison • Today’s musicians shouldn’t be afraid to take on political causes
SingingLessons • As the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge celebrates the 95th anniversary of its Nine Lessons and Carols broadcasts, Amanda Holloway meets music director Daniel Hyde
Parallel opportunities • The search for equality at King’s
A lifetime of carols
Tasmin Little • ‘When I make a speech, I have a message to deliver – just as with my violin I had a message to deliver through the music’
A world of difference • Little on today’s performers
A King of King’s • Boris Ord was music director at King’s College, Cambridge from 1929 to 1957, but his contribution is often overlooked. It’s about time we gave him the recognition he deserves, writes Andrew Green
Record of a lifetime • Albums from Ord’s career
15 Christmas Music Essentials • It’s time to make a few notes, please, as Jeremy Pound sets out his musical must-have list for the festive season that lies ahead
Guidinglights • In recent years, the Candlelight Concerts brand has become a phenomenon, helped in no small part by social media. Rebecca Franks finds out more
A wider appeal • Classical music for all
Settling the score • Charlie Chaplin’s film A Woman of Paris has a complicated musical past – now a new score, orchestrated by Timothy Brock, is available for its 100th anniversary, as Femke Colborne reports
Breaking the mould • A film of firsts
A steady hand • The venerable French conductor Roger Désormière died 60 years ago, in October 1963. Roger Nichols recalls a musician of impeccable timing and taste
Master sounds • Déso on disc
Bergen Norway • With an...