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BBC Music Magazine

May 01 2022
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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

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

Orchestral musicians join forces in support of Ukraine

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

SoundBites

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

Sibelius’s dissolute lifestyle leads to the surgeon’s table

Also in May 1908

Let us entertain you, say Ludwig and Robbie

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Peter Seabourne

StudioSecrets

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

Why write about music?

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 • Russia’s military action is further damaging its declining music scene

The Passionate Pilgrim • Stephen Johnson traces Vaughan Williams’s spiritual journey through ten great masterpieces which remain profoundly pertinent to our time

Five of the best • Performances around the UK

Views from the podium • Sir Mark Elder and Sir Antonio Pappano sit down with Andrew Green to share their experiences and insights from conducting Vaughan Williams’s symphonic works

Labour of a lifetime • For Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim’s Progress represented a deeply personal journey that inspired several works, writes Geraint Lewis

The Pilgrim on disc • Recordings of the opera

Felix Klieser

Felix Klieser’s top albums • Five recordings to explore

Manchester United • As the candles are lit on its 50th birthday cake, Manchester Camerata is planning to celebrate with friends far beyond its traditional concert audiences, as Jeremy Pound discovers during a packed two-day visit

Meet the maestro • Gábor Takács-Nagy

Master of reinvention • Stephen Sondheim transformed musical theatre through his groundbreaking works – yet he never appreciated his true impact, writes James Inverne

Five great recordings • Sondheim in the studio

FESTIVAL GUIDE 2022

UK Summer Opera

Europe

North America

Rest of the World

Coventry England • As it marks the 60th anniversary of a famous premiere, the UK’s City of Culture aims to have plenty to sing about, reports Claire Jackson

Philip Larkin

Xenakis’s style

Iannis Xenakis • The Greek composer’s multi-faceted approach and unique ingenuity helped shape music of often crushing intensity, says Steph Power

XENAKIS Life & Times

George Butterworth Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad • Clare Stevens picks the best recordings of this masterpiece inspired by AE Housman’s lyrical poems of love and loss in rural England

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey…

Reviews • Recordings and Books rated by expert critics

An interview with Klaus Mäkelä

Orchestral • A winning, charming Bruckner Second

From the archives • Andrew McGregor delves into Warner Classics’s colourful celebration of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes

Concerto • Nuance and spontaneity in this Bach and Vivaldi

Opera • Colour and character in this tenor’s curtain raiser

BACKGROUND TO…

Choral & Song • A sublime Vaughan Williams songbook

BACKGROUND TO…

Chamber • Podger and...


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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

More of the same?

Have your say…

SAVE OVER 40%*

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

Orchestral musicians join forces in support of Ukraine

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

SoundBites

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

Sibelius’s dissolute lifestyle leads to the surgeon’s table

Also in May 1908

Let us entertain you, say Ludwig and Robbie

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

Peter Seabourne

StudioSecrets

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

Buried Treasure

Why write about music?

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 • Russia’s military action is further damaging its declining music scene

The Passionate Pilgrim • Stephen Johnson traces Vaughan Williams’s spiritual journey through ten great masterpieces which remain profoundly pertinent to our time

Five of the best • Performances around the UK

Views from the podium • Sir Mark Elder and Sir Antonio Pappano sit down with Andrew Green to share their experiences and insights from conducting Vaughan Williams’s symphonic works

Labour of a lifetime • For Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim’s Progress represented a deeply personal journey that inspired several works, writes Geraint Lewis

The Pilgrim on disc • Recordings of the opera

Felix Klieser

Felix Klieser’s top albums • Five recordings to explore

Manchester United • As the candles are lit on its 50th birthday cake, Manchester Camerata is planning to celebrate with friends far beyond its traditional concert audiences, as Jeremy Pound discovers during a packed two-day visit

Meet the maestro • Gábor Takács-Nagy

Master of reinvention • Stephen Sondheim transformed musical theatre through his groundbreaking works – yet he never appreciated his true impact, writes James Inverne

Five great recordings • Sondheim in the studio

FESTIVAL GUIDE 2022

UK Summer Opera

Europe

North America

Rest of the World

Coventry England • As it marks the 60th anniversary of a famous premiere, the UK’s City of Culture aims to have plenty to sing about, reports Claire Jackson

Philip Larkin

Xenakis’s style

Iannis Xenakis • The Greek composer’s multi-faceted approach and unique ingenuity helped shape music of often crushing intensity, says Steph Power

XENAKIS Life & Times

George Butterworth Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad • Clare Stevens picks the best recordings of this masterpiece inspired by AE Housman’s lyrical poems of love and loss in rural England

Three other great recordings

Continue the journey…

Reviews • Recordings and Books rated by expert critics

An interview with Klaus Mäkelä

Orchestral • A winning, charming Bruckner Second

From the archives • Andrew McGregor delves into Warner Classics’s colourful celebration of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes

Concerto • Nuance and spontaneity in this Bach and Vivaldi

Opera • Colour and character in this tenor’s curtain raiser

BACKGROUND TO…

Choral & Song • A sublime Vaughan Williams songbook

BACKGROUND TO…

Chamber • Podger and...


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