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BBC Music Magazine

May 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

BBC Radio 3 reveals plans to move Northwards • Station to relocate main base to Salford while maintaining London presence

Cathedral organist records through the night for NHS

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

A young Pavarotti takes wing in Belfast’s Butterfly

Also in May 1963

Songful dismissal proves a worry for male birds

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Edmund Finnis

We reveal who’s recording what and where...

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

The vital viola

FAREWELL TO…

CRITIC’S CHOICE

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

CRITIC’S CHOICE

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

Richard Morrison • After the pandemic, we all need to start cherishing our local musicians

Josquin enjoys a brilliant finale • After 34 years of recording the complete choral works of Josquin, The Tallis Scholars’ ninth and final volume is their crowning glory. Conductor Peter Phillips talks to Paul Riley

An enchanting journey begins • Fatma Said’s superb debut album was the result of a deep immersion in the richly varied sounds and cultures of the Mediterranean, as the Egyptian soprano tells Jeremy Pound

Chords from Cairo • Egypt’s classical music treasures

Louise Alder

Mélodies for you • A history of French art song

The final countdown • After a delay of over a year, the final rounds of BBC Young Musician are happening at last. Freya Parr meets the youngsters ready for battle

A true tale of rags to riches • By poking fun at 18th-century society in The Beggar’s Opera, John Gay landed himself a major hit and, says Berta Joncus, paved the way for the modern musical

A big-name Beggar • The BBC’s 1983 film

Stravinsky on screen • Michael White talks to director Tony Palmer about the making of his film on the Russian composer, involving a panoply of legendary figures – and the man himself…

Robert Craft • Stravinsky’s assistant

Stair way to heaven • In an extract from his imminent autobiography,

15 unwanted studio noises • Brian Wise cups his ears to listen for the various gremlins that, over the years, have crept into even the most starry of recordings

Osnabrück Germany • Simon Broughton visits the Morgenland Festival, a pioneering and thrilling celebration of Middle Eastern music in north-west Germany

Felix Nussbaum Haus

Liszt’s style

Franz Liszt • From the flamboyant young virtuoso to the reflective composer of his later years, Liszt’s was a life of great contrasts, says Francis Pott

LISZT Life&Times

The composer

Trout Quintet Franz Schubert • Schubert’s joyous piano quintet shows the composer at his most lyrical and convivial, says Leon Bosch , as he searches out the finest recordings

A performance of great integrity

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest five more works to explore after Schubert’s Trout Quintet

Welcome

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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

BBC Radio 3 reveals plans to move Northwards • Station to relocate main base to Salford while maintaining London presence

Cathedral organist records through the night for NHS

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

A young Pavarotti takes wing in Belfast’s Butterfly

Also in May 1963

Songful dismissal proves a worry for male birds

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Edmund Finnis

We reveal who’s recording what and where...

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

The vital viola

FAREWELL TO…

CRITIC’S CHOICE

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

CRITIC’S CHOICE

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

Richard Morrison • After the pandemic, we all need to start cherishing our local musicians

Josquin enjoys a brilliant finale • After 34 years of recording the complete choral works of Josquin, The Tallis Scholars’ ninth and final volume is their crowning glory. Conductor Peter Phillips talks to Paul Riley

An enchanting journey begins • Fatma Said’s superb debut album was the result of a deep immersion in the richly varied sounds and cultures of the Mediterranean, as the Egyptian soprano tells Jeremy Pound

Chords from Cairo • Egypt’s classical music treasures

Louise Alder

Mélodies for you • A history of French art song

The final countdown • After a delay of over a year, the final rounds of BBC Young Musician are happening at last. Freya Parr meets the youngsters ready for battle

A true tale of rags to riches • By poking fun at 18th-century society in The Beggar’s Opera, John Gay landed himself a major hit and, says Berta Joncus, paved the way for the modern musical

A big-name Beggar • The BBC’s 1983 film

Stravinsky on screen • Michael White talks to director Tony Palmer about the making of his film on the Russian composer, involving a panoply of legendary figures – and the man himself…

Robert Craft • Stravinsky’s assistant

Stair way to heaven • In an extract from his imminent autobiography,

15 unwanted studio noises • Brian Wise cups his ears to listen for the various gremlins that, over the years, have crept into even the most starry of recordings

Osnabrück Germany • Simon Broughton visits the Morgenland Festival, a pioneering and thrilling celebration of Middle Eastern music in north-west Germany

Felix Nussbaum Haus

Liszt’s style

Franz Liszt • From the flamboyant young virtuoso to the reflective composer of his later years, Liszt’s was a life of great contrasts, says Francis Pott

LISZT Life&Times

The composer

Trout Quintet Franz Schubert • Schubert’s joyous piano quintet shows the composer at his most lyrical and convivial, says Leon Bosch , as he searches out the finest recordings

A performance of great integrity

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest five more works to explore after Schubert’s Trout Quintet

Welcome

This Beethoven...


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