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BBC Music Magazine

Jan 01 2022
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

THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS

BBC Music Magazine

LETTER of the MONTH

Have your say…

Mark Elder is appointed to prestigious Bergen post • Renowned maestro set to be reunited with ‘old friend’ Edward Gardner in Norway

Life’s a beach as Lewisham welcomes the sand of music

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

SoundBites

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

Ethel Smyth raises women’s voices to demand the vote

Also in January 1911

Orliński reveals an impressively sparkly range

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Laura Bowler

StudioSecrets

REWIND Great artists talk about their past recordings • This month: IAN PAGE Conductor, The Mozartists

BuriedTreasure

Can we really be in tune?

FAREWELL TO…

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 • My review of 2021 is an unforeseen tale of surprise hits and sorry misses

Aiminghigh • Whether singing Wagner at the great opera houses or recording Grieg in the Arctic Circle with one of the world’s finest pianists, the Norwegian Lise Davidsen is a soprano rapidly on the rise, as Brian Wise finds out

Benjamin Appl

Frozen wanderings • Schubert’s Winterreise

The great eccentric? • Scriabin is known today for his bizarre behaviour and outlandish visions – but his thinking was very much of his time, says Daniel Jaffé

A sustainable sound • Claire Jackson finds how instrument manufacturers are using new materials and production methods for the good of the environment

Taking Sides • It’s 60 years since West Side Story first lit up movie screens and, as Steven Spielberg’s new vision of the musical legend is unveiled, Michael Beek takes a look to see if that classic film has met its match

Chapter and verse • While films have long enjoyed lavish scores, books have remained silent. Freya Parr meets the composers bringing classic novels to life

Brno Czech Republic • Already a major draw for lovers of Czech music, Janáček’s home city is soon to witness an exciting new development, as Oliver Condy reveals

Pavel Haas

Schulho’s style

Erwin Schulhoff • Suppressed by the Nazis, the jazz-loving Jewish composer’s originality and brilliant wit deserve to find a new audience, says Simon Broughton

SCHULHOFF Life&Times

William Walton Viola Concerto • With this unexpected, subtle masterpiece, Walton established himself as a major composing talent; Julian Haylock finds the best recordings

The original and best with Power

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest five works to explore after Walton’s Viola Concerto

Welcome

Small-scale Korngold with heart and soul • The Eusebius Quartet presents a joyful feast of the composer’s pre-Hollywood chamber works, says Jessica Duchen

An interview with Hannah Sloane

Fischer’s Mahler Six is in the top rank • Dusseldorf’s latest cycle instalment really is another winner, says David Nice

Orchestral

From the archives • Andrew McGregor finds Georg Solti at his most fiery and inspiring during his decades recording in London

Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 2

A spirited Mozart display from beginning to end • Malcolm Hayes enjoys a stellar cast of soloists in the LSO’s striking Mozart Wind Concertos...


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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

THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS

BBC Music Magazine

LETTER of the MONTH

Have your say…

Mark Elder is appointed to prestigious Bergen post • Renowned maestro set to be reunited with ‘old friend’ Edward Gardner in Norway

Life’s a beach as Lewisham welcomes the sand of music

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

SoundBites

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

Ethel Smyth raises women’s voices to demand the vote

Also in January 1911

Orliński reveals an impressively sparkly range

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Laura Bowler

StudioSecrets

REWIND Great artists talk about their past recordings • This month: IAN PAGE Conductor, The Mozartists

BuriedTreasure

Can we really be in tune?

FAREWELL TO…

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 • My review of 2021 is an unforeseen tale of surprise hits and sorry misses

Aiminghigh • Whether singing Wagner at the great opera houses or recording Grieg in the Arctic Circle with one of the world’s finest pianists, the Norwegian Lise Davidsen is a soprano rapidly on the rise, as Brian Wise finds out

Benjamin Appl

Frozen wanderings • Schubert’s Winterreise

The great eccentric? • Scriabin is known today for his bizarre behaviour and outlandish visions – but his thinking was very much of his time, says Daniel Jaffé

A sustainable sound • Claire Jackson finds how instrument manufacturers are using new materials and production methods for the good of the environment

Taking Sides • It’s 60 years since West Side Story first lit up movie screens and, as Steven Spielberg’s new vision of the musical legend is unveiled, Michael Beek takes a look to see if that classic film has met its match

Chapter and verse • While films have long enjoyed lavish scores, books have remained silent. Freya Parr meets the composers bringing classic novels to life

Brno Czech Republic • Already a major draw for lovers of Czech music, Janáček’s home city is soon to witness an exciting new development, as Oliver Condy reveals

Pavel Haas

Schulho’s style

Erwin Schulhoff • Suppressed by the Nazis, the jazz-loving Jewish composer’s originality and brilliant wit deserve to find a new audience, says Simon Broughton

SCHULHOFF Life&Times

William Walton Viola Concerto • With this unexpected, subtle masterpiece, Walton established himself as a major composing talent; Julian Haylock finds the best recordings

The original and best with Power

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey… • We suggest five works to explore after Walton’s Viola Concerto

Welcome

Small-scale Korngold with heart and soul • The Eusebius Quartet presents a joyful feast of the composer’s pre-Hollywood chamber works, says Jessica Duchen

An interview with Hannah Sloane

Fischer’s Mahler Six is in the top rank • Dusseldorf’s latest cycle instalment really is another winner, says David Nice

Orchestral

From the archives • Andrew McGregor finds Georg Solti at his most fiery and inspiring during his decades recording in London

Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 2

A spirited Mozart display from beginning to end • Malcolm Hayes enjoys a stellar cast of soloists in the LSO’s striking Mozart Wind Concertos...


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