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BBC Music Magazine

Feb 01 2021
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

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

Dame Jane Glover leads the way in New Year Honours • Groundbreaking conductor one of several classical musicians named in 2021 awards

Honourable mentions • New Year Honours 2021

Alexander Olleson takes BBC Young Chorister crown

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Chopin sails home from a miserable Majorcan break

Also in February 1839

Ethel Smyth gets her big Prison break

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Joseph C Phillips Jr

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure • Soprano Marina Rebeka shares some favourite recordings from her collection

It’s good to be irregular

FAREWELL TO…

READER’S 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 • Igor Stravinsky’s ability to adapt to his circumstances can inspire us all

Greatest Hits • Dame Evelyn Glennie enjoys an international status matched by no other percussionist. As she releases a new disc of concertos written specially for her, she takes Claire Jackson on a guided tour of the instruments that have helped her to build her unique career

Beating a path • Five other leading percussionists

The best of Evelyn Glennie • Five essential albums to explore

Emmanuelle Haïm

Le Concert d’Astrée • 21 years of Baroque success

His Majesty’s pleasure • The Palace of Versailles’s opera house wasn’t completed until 1770, by which time revolution was afoot. Paul Riley charts its chequered history

A royal celebration • 2021’s anniversary events

A memorabilia occasion • Interest in classical music antiques and collectibles has soared in recent years, discovers Jeremy Pound, as he contemplates joining in the fun

A grand adventure • For three years, Sophy Roberts crossed Russia in search of its pianos, each with a connection to its country’s tragic history and cultural soul

Remote keys • Russia’s piano makers

Stadium of stars • New York’s Lewisohn Stadium was one of America’s most important and popular classical music venues – until its demolition in 1973. Brian Wise tells its story

Vanished venues • Lost halls of the US

Back to school • Andrew Stewart discovers how, during the pandemic, Britain’s ensembles have been placing themselves at the heart of education

Klosters & Andermatt Switzerland • Michael White heads up into the Swiss Alps to experience a brace of new, ambitious arrivals to Europe’s summer music festival scene

Devilishly attractive

Verdi’s style

Giuseppe Verdi • The Italian composer was a great patriot, says Alexandra Wilson , but to what extent were his operas shaped by the politics of his era?

VERDI Life&Times

The composer

Frauenliebe und -leben Robert Schumann • Natasha Loges explores the finest recordings of a 19th-century song cycle that vividly traces the ups and downs of love’s...


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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

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

Dame Jane Glover leads the way in New Year Honours • Groundbreaking conductor one of several classical musicians named in 2021 awards

Honourable mentions • New Year Honours 2021

Alexander Olleson takes BBC Young Chorister crown

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Chopin sails home from a miserable Majorcan break

Also in February 1839

Ethel Smyth gets her big Prison break

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Joseph C Phillips Jr

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure • Soprano Marina Rebeka shares some favourite recordings from her collection

It’s good to be irregular

FAREWELL TO…

READER’S 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 • Igor Stravinsky’s ability to adapt to his circumstances can inspire us all

Greatest Hits • Dame Evelyn Glennie enjoys an international status matched by no other percussionist. As she releases a new disc of concertos written specially for her, she takes Claire Jackson on a guided tour of the instruments that have helped her to build her unique career

Beating a path • Five other leading percussionists

The best of Evelyn Glennie • Five essential albums to explore

Emmanuelle Haïm

Le Concert d’Astrée • 21 years of Baroque success

His Majesty’s pleasure • The Palace of Versailles’s opera house wasn’t completed until 1770, by which time revolution was afoot. Paul Riley charts its chequered history

A royal celebration • 2021’s anniversary events

A memorabilia occasion • Interest in classical music antiques and collectibles has soared in recent years, discovers Jeremy Pound, as he contemplates joining in the fun

A grand adventure • For three years, Sophy Roberts crossed Russia in search of its pianos, each with a connection to its country’s tragic history and cultural soul

Remote keys • Russia’s piano makers

Stadium of stars • New York’s Lewisohn Stadium was one of America’s most important and popular classical music venues – until its demolition in 1973. Brian Wise tells its story

Vanished venues • Lost halls of the US

Back to school • Andrew Stewart discovers how, during the pandemic, Britain’s ensembles have been placing themselves at the heart of education

Klosters & Andermatt Switzerland • Michael White heads up into the Swiss Alps to experience a brace of new, ambitious arrivals to Europe’s summer music festival scene

Devilishly attractive

Verdi’s style

Giuseppe Verdi • The Italian composer was a great patriot, says Alexandra Wilson , but to what extent were his operas shaped by the politics of his era?

VERDI Life&Times

The composer

Frauenliebe und -leben Robert Schumann • Natasha Loges explores the finest recordings of a 19th-century song cycle that vividly traces the ups and downs of love’s...


Expand title description text