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BBC Music Magazine

Oct 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

WIN! 12 MONTHS OF PRIMEPHONIC

Have your say…

British government announces EU touring agreement • Deals with 19 countries confirmed, but eight others are still to be resolved

Fifty kettledrums proves a large number to beat

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Sydney’s new opera house is given a royal send-off

Also in October 1973

Meet Bach, your well-tempered shopping guide

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Cecilia McDowall

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

REWIND Great artists talk about their past recordings • This month: ALICE SARA OTT Pianist

Buried Treasure • Cellist Anne Gastinel introduces favourite recordings from her own collection

Variously inspired

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 • Let’s hear it for those pandemic heroes who kept the music playing

The show must go on • Andrew Lloyd Webber has been relentless in his drive to get music and theatre back on track after the pandemic. As he releases a new recording of orchestral suites to highlight the issue, the composer shares his thoughts with Stephen Moss

Keeping it in the family • The Lloyd Webbers at home

Suite music • Introducing the three showcased shows

Héloïse Werner

Quartet with a difference • The Hermes Experiment

Tribute to a stage genius • As the opera world mourns Graham Vick, one of its most talented, innovative and inspiring directors, conductor Alpesh Chauhan remembers his friend and mentor in the company of Richard Bratby

Graham Vick greats • Four notable productions

Four hands good • Julian Haylock explores the harmonious history of piano four hands, in which two players share up-close-and-personal moments on one keyboard

Four hands… and feet • Works for two organists

A sinister exchange • In 1936, conductor Sir Thomas Beecham and his London Philharmonic Orchestra visited Germany and became pawns in a Nazi propaganda coup, as Erik Levi relates

A toll of destruction • How two great halls fell

Opening chords • Though Mozart-like prodigies are few and far between, teaching children music before they have started school has been shown to have many benefits. The key to it, finds Paul Robson, is all about enjoyment

Where to start? • Four leading methods

Chicago United States • Terry Blain finds a great deal has already happened this year at the famed ‘Windy City’, home to a wealth of first-class musical events

Georg Solti

Myaskovsky’s style

Nikolai Myaskovsky • In his lifetime he was the Soviet Union’s most honoured symphonist, yet his heartfelt music expressed a personal tragedy, says David Nice

MYASKOVSKY Life&Times

The composer

Cello Suite No. 1 • Inspired by Mstislav Rostropovich, Britten created a pinnacle in the cello repertoire says Jo Talbot, who finds which players scale its heights

Poetic perception from Wispelwey

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest five works to explore after Britten’s Cello Suite No....


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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…

British government announces EU touring agreement • Deals with 19 countries confirmed, but eight others are still to be resolved

Fifty kettledrums proves a large number to beat

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Sound Bites

Rising Stars • Three to look out for…

Sydney’s new opera house is given a royal send-off

Also in October 1973

Meet Bach, your well-tempered shopping guide

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Cecilia McDowall

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

REWIND Great artists talk about their past recordings • This month: ALICE SARA OTT Pianist

Buried Treasure • Cellist Anne Gastinel introduces favourite recordings from her own collection

Variously inspired

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 • Let’s hear it for those pandemic heroes who kept the music playing

The show must go on • Andrew Lloyd Webber has been relentless in his drive to get music and theatre back on track after the pandemic. As he releases a new recording of orchestral suites to highlight the issue, the composer shares his thoughts with Stephen Moss

Keeping it in the family • The Lloyd Webbers at home

Suite music • Introducing the three showcased shows

Héloïse Werner

Quartet with a difference • The Hermes Experiment

Tribute to a stage genius • As the opera world mourns Graham Vick, one of its most talented, innovative and inspiring directors, conductor Alpesh Chauhan remembers his friend and mentor in the company of Richard Bratby

Graham Vick greats • Four notable productions

Four hands good • Julian Haylock explores the harmonious history of piano four hands, in which two players share up-close-and-personal moments on one keyboard

Four hands… and feet • Works for two organists

A sinister exchange • In 1936, conductor Sir Thomas Beecham and his London Philharmonic Orchestra visited Germany and became pawns in a Nazi propaganda coup, as Erik Levi relates

A toll of destruction • How two great halls fell

Opening chords • Though Mozart-like prodigies are few and far between, teaching children music before they have started school has been shown to have many benefits. The key to it, finds Paul Robson, is all about enjoyment

Where to start? • Four leading methods

Chicago United States • Terry Blain finds a great deal has already happened this year at the famed ‘Windy City’, home to a wealth of first-class musical events

Georg Solti

Myaskovsky’s style

Nikolai Myaskovsky • In his lifetime he was the Soviet Union’s most honoured symphonist, yet his heartfelt music expressed a personal tragedy, says David Nice

MYASKOVSKY Life&Times

The composer

Cello Suite No. 1 • Inspired by Mstislav Rostropovich, Britten created a pinnacle in the cello repertoire says Jo Talbot, who finds which players scale its heights

Poetic perception from Wispelwey

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest five works to explore after Britten’s Cello Suite No....


Expand title description text