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BBC Music Magazine

Dec 01 2020
Magazine

BBC Music Magazine is a must for anyone with a passion for classical music. Classical music connoisseurs and new enthusiast alike will enjoy the fascinating features and reviews of over 120 new works in every issue.

THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS

Welcome

BBC Music Magazine

LETTER of the MONTH

WIN! 12 MONTHS OF PRIMEPHONIC

Have your say… • Write to: The editor, BBC Music Magazine, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST Email: music@classical-music.com Social media: contact us on Facebook and Twitter

Bristol Beacon lights the way forward • A new name is unveiled for the south-west city’s former Colston Hall

Freelance musicians bring war to Parliament Square

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

DECEMBER 1877 Vienna gives Bruckner’s Third a wretched reception

Also in December 1877

Multi-teared composer left off shower poll

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Missy Mazzoli • American composer Missy Mazzoli made history in 2018 when she became one of the first two women ever to be commissioned by New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Proving Up, her opera exploring the American Dream in 1870s Nebraska, was recorded by Opera Omaha and released this year on the Pentatone label.

Studio Secrets • We reveal who’s recording what and where...

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

Ravel’s exquisite escapism • Ravel is so moving, says Tom Service , because the French composer takes us away from the everyday with music of intense and undiluted beauty

FAREWELL TO…

READERS’ CHOICE

Music to my ears • What the classical world has been listening to this month

READER’S CHOICE

Our Choices • The BBC Music Magazine team’s current favourites

Richard Morrison • It’s time we stopped viewing English pastoralism as emotionally inferior

Liberating The Lark • The Lark Ascending was composed not as a prelude to war but as an elegy for Britain’s rural communities, says Andrew Green, who uncovers new evidence behind the genesis of Vaughan Williams’s 1914 masterpiece

Champions of The Lark • Four of the very best recordings

Lark pioneers • Four of the work’s firsts

A rural elegy

Playing The Lark • Three performance perspectives

Wayne Marshall • With a major opera production to organise and weekly online organ recitals, lockdown has been fruitful for the versatile organist, pianist and conductor, discovers Tom Service

Marshall on disc

Great Scott • Though lauded as a genius by his illustrious peers, the composer Cyril Scott rarely gets a look in today. On the 50th anniversary of his death, this multi-faceted maverick is appraised by Jeremy Nicholas

A bird in the hand

Exploring Scott • Recommended discs

Enduring myths

Loose changes

Hero worship • In 1902, a temple to Beethoven was built in Vienna, displaying artworks that underlined the composer’s humanity and vulnerability. Paul Riley tells the story

Artistic revolutions • Inside Klimt’s Vienna

Taormina Italy • The stunning seascape and ancient ruins that bewitched Wagner and Brahms also delight Erik Levi as he pays a visit to the Sicilian coast

Giuseppe Sinopoli

Hindemith’s style

Paul Hindemith • Often dismissed today as a dry neo-classicist, the German was in fact one of the most visionary figures of his time, says John Allison

HINDEMITH Life &Times

The composer

Flute Concerto No. 1, K313 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • The charm, intricacy and technical brilliance of Mozart’s masterpiece...


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BBC Music Magazine is a must for anyone with a passion for classical music. Classical music connoisseurs and new enthusiast alike will enjoy the fascinating features and reviews of over 120 new works in every issue.

THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS

Welcome

BBC Music Magazine

LETTER of the MONTH

WIN! 12 MONTHS OF PRIMEPHONIC

Have your say… • Write to: The editor, BBC Music Magazine, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST Email: music@classical-music.com Social media: contact us on Facebook and Twitter

Bristol Beacon lights the way forward • A new name is unveiled for the south-west city’s former Colston Hall

Freelance musicians bring war to Parliament Square

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

DECEMBER 1877 Vienna gives Bruckner’s Third a wretched reception

Also in December 1877

Multi-teared composer left off shower poll

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Missy Mazzoli • American composer Missy Mazzoli made history in 2018 when she became one of the first two women ever to be commissioned by New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Proving Up, her opera exploring the American Dream in 1870s Nebraska, was recorded by Opera Omaha and released this year on the Pentatone label.

Studio Secrets • We reveal who’s recording what and where...

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

Ravel’s exquisite escapism • Ravel is so moving, says Tom Service , because the French composer takes us away from the everyday with music of intense and undiluted beauty

FAREWELL TO…

READERS’ CHOICE

Music to my ears • What the classical world has been listening to this month

READER’S CHOICE

Our Choices • The BBC Music Magazine team’s current favourites

Richard Morrison • It’s time we stopped viewing English pastoralism as emotionally inferior

Liberating The Lark • The Lark Ascending was composed not as a prelude to war but as an elegy for Britain’s rural communities, says Andrew Green, who uncovers new evidence behind the genesis of Vaughan Williams’s 1914 masterpiece

Champions of The Lark • Four of the very best recordings

Lark pioneers • Four of the work’s firsts

A rural elegy

Playing The Lark • Three performance perspectives

Wayne Marshall • With a major opera production to organise and weekly online organ recitals, lockdown has been fruitful for the versatile organist, pianist and conductor, discovers Tom Service

Marshall on disc

Great Scott • Though lauded as a genius by his illustrious peers, the composer Cyril Scott rarely gets a look in today. On the 50th anniversary of his death, this multi-faceted maverick is appraised by Jeremy Nicholas

A bird in the hand

Exploring Scott • Recommended discs

Enduring myths

Loose changes

Hero worship • In 1902, a temple to Beethoven was built in Vienna, displaying artworks that underlined the composer’s humanity and vulnerability. Paul Riley tells the story

Artistic revolutions • Inside Klimt’s Vienna

Taormina Italy • The stunning seascape and ancient ruins that bewitched Wagner and Brahms also delight Erik Levi as he pays a visit to the Sicilian coast

Giuseppe Sinopoli

Hindemith’s style

Paul Hindemith • Often dismissed today as a dry neo-classicist, the German was in fact one of the most visionary figures of his time, says John Allison

HINDEMITH Life &Times

The composer

Flute Concerto No. 1, K313 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • The charm, intricacy and technical brilliance of Mozart’s masterpiece...


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