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BBC Music Magazine

Dec 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.

Welcome

Have your say…

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

SoundBites

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

Beethoven celebrates a Napoleonic defeat

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Dani Howard

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Breathing life into music • It’s something we all do and, on the whole, take for granted, but Tom Service reconsiders how breathing is the essential basis of so much creativity in music

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

Richard Morrison • How accurately can we predict the impact of music on our emotions?

The Ballet MASTER • Over four decades, Stravinsky revolutionised the world of ballet, elevating the artform as he took its music in drastic new directions and drew on influences from the past to create a unique series of works, as Erik Levi explains

Domingo Hindoyan • As he takes the reins of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Venezuelan tells Richard Bratby how his career has been propelled by a true great of the conducting world

Ace of bass • Leon Bosch celebrates 200 years since the birth of Giovanni Bottesini, the composer and double bass virtuoso who raised his instrument to new heights

It’ll end in tears… • What are the pieces that are guaranteed to make you cry, no matter how often you hear them? We asked 12 of our writers to share theirs

Notes from the boundary • Andrew Green celebrates the remarkable double life of Neville Cardus, a writer who was equally admired as both cricket correspondent and classical music critic

LET PLAY RESUME! LIVE MUSIC GUIDE 2021/22 • We welcome a season packed with performances we thought we’d never see, and a good deal more

Manchester England • Freya Parr is our guide to a city where artistic genre bending and repurposing of historic buildings is all part of a vibrant music scene

Nino Rota • The Italian composer’s bitter-sweet style graces many classic films; perhaps the time is ripe to discover his concert music, says Mervyn Cooke

Madam Butterfly • Alexandra Wilson finds the best recordings of Puccini’s controversial opera about a devastating romantic encounter between East and West

Continue the journey… • We suggest five works to explore after Puccini’s Madam Butterfly

Welcome

Faust’s devilish tale is full of musical wonder • The Soldier’s Tale is just one reason to enjoy this stunning Stravinsky selection from Isabelle Faust and friends, says David Nice

Saint-Saëns served up with great style • Daniel Jaffé delights in this recording of the First Symphony and other treats

An impressive odyssey of French cello masterworks • Roger Nichols is deeply impressed by cellist Daniel Müller-Schott’s performance in this varied selection

A powerful and princely production worth the wait • Though filmed a decade ago, this Paris staging of Lully’s Atys looks and sounds top notch, says Michael Church

Sacred Bach works that pack an emotional punch • Oliver Condy is more than content with the Dunedin Consort and some stand-out vocal performances

From the archives • Andrew McGregor finds much to enjoy in this set of essential recordings by the late Welsh tenor Robert Tear

An outstanding conclusion to a great Beethoven cycle • Frank Peter Zimmermann and Martin...


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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.

Welcome

Have your say…

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

SoundBites

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

Beethoven celebrates a Napoleonic defeat

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Dani Howard

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

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Breathing life into music • It’s something we all do and, on the whole, take for granted, but Tom Service reconsiders how breathing is the essential basis of so much creativity in music

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

Richard Morrison • How accurately can we predict the impact of music on our emotions?

The Ballet MASTER • Over four decades, Stravinsky revolutionised the world of ballet, elevating the artform as he took its music in drastic new directions and drew on influences from the past to create a unique series of works, as Erik Levi explains

Domingo Hindoyan • As he takes the reins of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Venezuelan tells Richard Bratby how his career has been propelled by a true great of the conducting world

Ace of bass • Leon Bosch celebrates 200 years since the birth of Giovanni Bottesini, the composer and double bass virtuoso who raised his instrument to new heights

It’ll end in tears… • What are the pieces that are guaranteed to make you cry, no matter how often you hear them? We asked 12 of our writers to share theirs

Notes from the boundary • Andrew Green celebrates the remarkable double life of Neville Cardus, a writer who was equally admired as both cricket correspondent and classical music critic

LET PLAY RESUME! LIVE MUSIC GUIDE 2021/22 • We welcome a season packed with performances we thought we’d never see, and a good deal more

Manchester England • Freya Parr is our guide to a city where artistic genre bending and repurposing of historic buildings is all part of a vibrant music scene

Nino Rota • The Italian composer’s bitter-sweet style graces many classic films; perhaps the time is ripe to discover his concert music, says Mervyn Cooke

Madam Butterfly • Alexandra Wilson finds the best recordings of Puccini’s controversial opera about a devastating romantic encounter between East and West

Continue the journey… • We suggest five works to explore after Puccini’s Madam Butterfly

Welcome

Faust’s devilish tale is full of musical wonder • The Soldier’s Tale is just one reason to enjoy this stunning Stravinsky selection from Isabelle Faust and friends, says David Nice

Saint-Saëns served up with great style • Daniel Jaffé delights in this recording of the First Symphony and other treats

An impressive odyssey of French cello masterworks • Roger Nichols is deeply impressed by cellist Daniel Müller-Schott’s performance in this varied selection

A powerful and princely production worth the wait • Though filmed a decade ago, this Paris staging of Lully’s Atys looks and sounds top notch, says Michael Church

Sacred Bach works that pack an emotional punch • Oliver Condy is more than content with the Dunedin Consort and some stand-out vocal performances

From the archives • Andrew McGregor finds much to enjoy in this set of essential recordings by the late Welsh tenor Robert Tear

An outstanding conclusion to a great Beethoven cycle • Frank Peter Zimmermann and Martin...


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