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BBC Music Magazine

Apr 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

The colourful world of Malcolm Arnold • The British composer’s Second and Fourth symphonies reveal a mind of rare ingenuity, says Julian Haylock

Further listening

A response to Notting Hill • Music of reconciliation

LETTER of the MONTH

Have your say…

Thefullscore • Our pick of the month’s news, views and interviews

Sound Bites

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Berlioz abandons murder for the pleasures of Nice

Also in April 1831

Parish council discord ends in sweet harmony

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Anders Hillborg

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

The science of style

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 • Who will join Purcell, Elgar and Britten as British composing greats?

England’s forgotten great • Malcolm Arnold wrote an astonishing breadth of music, so why is he snubbed by concert halls both in the UK and abroad? Malcolm Hayes reassesses the work of one of Britain’s finest composing talents

Malcolm Arnold on disc • Recommended CDs, plus a film

Arnold’s soundtracks • The composer’s best film scores

Music for pleasure • The lighter side to Malcolm Arnold

Renaud Capuçon

A friend in Reed • Elgar’s violinist adviser

Playing with Paganini • When Niccolò Paganini died, his Guarneri was locked away with only a select few allowed to play it. Francesca Dego is the latest lucky one, discovers Julian Haylock

String sensations • Four famous fiddles

Animal attraction • Beasts and birds of all shapes and sizes have inspired composers in a remarkable variety of ways. Claire Jackson takes us on a zoological tour

The birds and the B flats • A celebration of fauna in song

Sovietstories • Pianist Sulamita Aronovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatoire during its 1950s golden era. Now aged 92, she shares her memories of that time with Michael Church

Spring forth! • To celebrate BBC Radio 3’s series of spring programmes, Geoff Brown ponders the challenges for composers of bringing the new season to life

Countdown to Spring • Radio 3’s March line-up

Salt Lake City United States • Clive Paget travels to the Utah state capital, a city with one of the oldest and most respected classical music traditions in America

Maurice Abravanel

Hahn’s style

Reynaldo Hahn • Hahn’s artistry as a song composer sets him apart but, says Roger Nichols, let’s not ignore the adopted Frenchman’s many other assets

HAHN Life&Times

The composer

Symphony No. 8 Antonín Dvorák • Dvorák’s lively Eighth flew off the page in more ways than one, says Terry Williams, as he gives his spotter’s guide to the best recordings

A performance of perfect poise

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest further works to explore after Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8

Welcome

This ‘New Day’ is one to savour and celebrate • Kate Wakeling is captivated by baritone Will Liverman’s performance of art songs that have...


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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

The colourful world of Malcolm Arnold • The British composer’s Second and Fourth symphonies reveal a mind of rare ingenuity, says Julian Haylock

Further listening

A response to Notting Hill • Music of reconciliation

LETTER of the MONTH

Have your say…

Thefullscore • Our pick of the month’s news, views and interviews

Sound Bites

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Berlioz abandons murder for the pleasures of Nice

Also in April 1831

Parish council discord ends in sweet harmony

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Anders Hillborg

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

The science of style

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 • Who will join Purcell, Elgar and Britten as British composing greats?

England’s forgotten great • Malcolm Arnold wrote an astonishing breadth of music, so why is he snubbed by concert halls both in the UK and abroad? Malcolm Hayes reassesses the work of one of Britain’s finest composing talents

Malcolm Arnold on disc • Recommended CDs, plus a film

Arnold’s soundtracks • The composer’s best film scores

Music for pleasure • The lighter side to Malcolm Arnold

Renaud Capuçon

A friend in Reed • Elgar’s violinist adviser

Playing with Paganini • When Niccolò Paganini died, his Guarneri was locked away with only a select few allowed to play it. Francesca Dego is the latest lucky one, discovers Julian Haylock

String sensations • Four famous fiddles

Animal attraction • Beasts and birds of all shapes and sizes have inspired composers in a remarkable variety of ways. Claire Jackson takes us on a zoological tour

The birds and the B flats • A celebration of fauna in song

Sovietstories • Pianist Sulamita Aronovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatoire during its 1950s golden era. Now aged 92, she shares her memories of that time with Michael Church

Spring forth! • To celebrate BBC Radio 3’s series of spring programmes, Geoff Brown ponders the challenges for composers of bringing the new season to life

Countdown to Spring • Radio 3’s March line-up

Salt Lake City United States • Clive Paget travels to the Utah state capital, a city with one of the oldest and most respected classical music traditions in America

Maurice Abravanel

Hahn’s style

Reynaldo Hahn • Hahn’s artistry as a song composer sets him apart but, says Roger Nichols, let’s not ignore the adopted Frenchman’s many other assets

HAHN Life&Times

The composer

Symphony No. 8 Antonín Dvorák • Dvorák’s lively Eighth flew off the page in more ways than one, says Terry Williams, as he gives his spotter’s guide to the best recordings

A performance of perfect poise

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest further works to explore after Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8

Welcome

This ‘New Day’ is one to savour and celebrate • Kate Wakeling is captivated by baritone Will Liverman’s performance of art songs that have...


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