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FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL to the digital edition • BBC Music Magazine is a must-read for anyone with a passion for classical music. Every issue brings the world of classical music to life, from interviews with the greatest artists and features on fascinating subjects, to all the latest news and opinions from around the music world.
Radio 3 goes for Baroque with new scheme • Ensemble Molière is named first ever New Generation Baroque Ensemble
Budapest performance gets a shot in the arm…
THE MONTH IN NUMBERS
Rising Stars • Three to look out for…
Vierne’s Carillon chimes well with the Paris public
Also in November 1929
Roulette composer has a cunning little fix on…
DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…
Hannah Peel • As well as creating her own work, Hannah Peel has also written for film and TV with her unique blend of electronic and classical textures. Her most recent album Fir Wave – which develops sounds from Electrosonic, a 1972 album by Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – was nominated for a Mercury Prize.
Studio Secrets • We reveal who’s recording what and where…
REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings
Money, money, money…
Music to my ears • What the classical world has been listening to this month
Our Choices • The BBC Music Magazine team’s current favourites
Richard Morrison • Is it time to put our favourite operas on hold and explore the unfamiliar?
The Great All-rounder • Composer, author, painter and, of course, one of our most formidably talented pianists, Stephen Hough tells Jessica Duchen about the many challenges to be looked forward to, and faced up to, the other side of his 60th birthday
Hough-a-dozen to try • Six essential recordings
Polymath of the piano • Hough’s other enthusiasms
Laurence Cummings • THE BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
Making an early start • The Academy of Ancient Music
Voice of calm • Through its innovative ENO Breathe programme, English National Opera is assisting people suffering breathing problems and anxiety issues caused by Covid-19, as Rebecca Franks discovers
Talk of the devil • Dante Alighieri’s vivid depictions of hell in The Divine Comedy have inspired numerous composers through the centuries; on the 700th anniversary of the writer’s death, Claire Jackson takes us on a tour
Dante’s anniversary • Some celebratory events
From Variety to Verismo • George Hall visits 1900s London, where a variety palace with major ambitions provided the unlikely stage for an Italian opera’s premiere
Ruggero Leoncavallo • The father of verismo
Projected lives • Long before Amadeus graced the silver screen, filmmakers were drawn to the great composers, especially during the golden age of the biopic
A grave concern • Cemeteries may seem an unlikely setting for either concerts or opera, but music among the headstones is increasing in popularity, as Brian Wise reports
Dead serious • Works set in graveyards
Bath England • Once a centre for decadent pleasures to rival Las Vegas, the Georgian city is now a serene destination for music making, says Michael White
Thomas Linley the Elder
Josquin Desprez • Admired across Europe in his lifetime, the...