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BBC Music Magazine

Mar 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…

The full score • Our pick of the month’s news, views and interviews

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Mephistopheles endures a truly diabolical reception

Also in March 1868

Organists inject a little joy into vaccine roll-out

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Anna Clyne

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure • Violinist Esther Yoo introduces some favourite recordings from her own collection

Breath of life

FAREWELL TO…

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 • London’s conductor exodus will bring fresh opportunities for the city

Mozart REVEALED • The years since Mozart’s death have not been kind to historical truth. Romanticised tales of a tortured, poverty-stricken genius have warped our views of the composer and his music. Mozart biographer Jan Swafford uncovers the man behind the myths

The write stuff • One of Mozart’s mischievous letters

Mozart and the Miserere • A spurious tale of genius memory?

Pekka Kuusisto

Keeping it in the family • The multi-faceted Kuusistos

VOTE NOW and help award the best classical recordings of the past 12 months

An irresistible talent • As fine a composer as she was a singer, Pauline Viardot was respected and adored by Europe’s greatest musicians, discovers Jessica Duchen

Exploring Viardot • Five of her best works

Major capital • As both a magnet for the great performers and a creative melting pot, London has been one of the great cities of music for several centuries, explains Michael White

Home thoughts • London Unwrapped

A spot of turbulence • Richard Wigmore delves into the world of Sturm und Drang, in which 18th-century literary and musical emotions turned tempestuous

Creating a storm • Klinger’s eponymous play

Worcester and Hereford England • With fine musical offerings at either end, a cycle ride between these two cathedral cities makes a great way to explore the area, says Rob Ainsley

Edward Elgar, cyclist (and composer)

Lyadov’s style

Anatoly Lyadov • History may regard him as a wasted talent, but the small amount that Lyadov did achieve had a significant impact, as Daniel Jaffé explains

LYADOV Life&Times

The composer

Symphony No. 7 Jean Sibelius • Sibelius’s final surviving symphony is a single-movement work of organic, seamless beauty. Stephen Johnson chooses the best recordings

A detailed, dramatic performance

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest further works to explore after Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7

Welcome

A lost masterpiece of English opera revived • Julian Perkins and Cambridge Early Opera dust off John Eccles’s 1706 Semele – and it’s a scintillating triumph, says Berta Joncus

An interview with Julian Perkins

A most impressive symphonic journey • Bayan Northcott finds power and nuance in the latest ‘Haydn 2032’ recording

Orchestral

BACKGROUND TO… John Adams’s Harmonielehre

These musical...


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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…

The full score • Our pick of the month’s news, views and interviews

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Mephistopheles endures a truly diabolical reception

Also in March 1868

Organists inject a little joy into vaccine roll-out

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Anna Clyne

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure • Violinist Esther Yoo introduces some favourite recordings from her own collection

Breath of life

FAREWELL TO…

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 • London’s conductor exodus will bring fresh opportunities for the city

Mozart REVEALED • The years since Mozart’s death have not been kind to historical truth. Romanticised tales of a tortured, poverty-stricken genius have warped our views of the composer and his music. Mozart biographer Jan Swafford uncovers the man behind the myths

The write stuff • One of Mozart’s mischievous letters

Mozart and the Miserere • A spurious tale of genius memory?

Pekka Kuusisto

Keeping it in the family • The multi-faceted Kuusistos

VOTE NOW and help award the best classical recordings of the past 12 months

An irresistible talent • As fine a composer as she was a singer, Pauline Viardot was respected and adored by Europe’s greatest musicians, discovers Jessica Duchen

Exploring Viardot • Five of her best works

Major capital • As both a magnet for the great performers and a creative melting pot, London has been one of the great cities of music for several centuries, explains Michael White

Home thoughts • London Unwrapped

A spot of turbulence • Richard Wigmore delves into the world of Sturm und Drang, in which 18th-century literary and musical emotions turned tempestuous

Creating a storm • Klinger’s eponymous play

Worcester and Hereford England • With fine musical offerings at either end, a cycle ride between these two cathedral cities makes a great way to explore the area, says Rob Ainsley

Edward Elgar, cyclist (and composer)

Lyadov’s style

Anatoly Lyadov • History may regard him as a wasted talent, but the small amount that Lyadov did achieve had a significant impact, as Daniel Jaffé explains

LYADOV Life&Times

The composer

Symphony No. 7 Jean Sibelius • Sibelius’s final surviving symphony is a single-movement work of organic, seamless beauty. Stephen Johnson chooses the best recordings

A detailed, dramatic performance

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest further works to explore after Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7

Welcome

A lost masterpiece of English opera revived • Julian Perkins and Cambridge Early Opera dust off John Eccles’s 1706 Semele – and it’s a scintillating triumph, says Berta Joncus

An interview with Julian Perkins

A most impressive symphonic journey • Bayan Northcott finds power and nuance in the latest ‘Haydn 2032’ recording

Orchestral

BACKGROUND TO… John Adams’s Harmonielehre

These musical...


Expand title description text