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BBC Music Magazine

Christmas 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

Have your say…

FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL to the digital edition

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

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

CHRISTMAS 1971 Mr Preview has a word with Eric Morecambe over Grieg

Players increasingly bow to demands from home

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

MEET THE COMPOSER • As well as inspiring generations as professor at the University of Southern California for 40 years, Morten Lauridsen is a composer with a global fanbase. His O Magnum Mysterium and Lux Aeterna have become staples of the choral repertoire, the former featuring on a new recording by the Ebor Singers on Resonus Classics.

StudioSecrets

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

BuriedTreasure

When Dukas lost control

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 • How the ghosts of past traditions and personalities haunt the classical world

JOY TO THE WORLD • Christmas songs and traditions have long been an inspiration for Diana Damrau – and, the German soprano tells Rebecca Franks, their ability to give comfort and joy to audiences is now more important than ever

Andrew Nethsingha

It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS… • What is the perfect music to get oneself into the festive spirit? We ask ten of our writers to name the albums they couldn’t imagine Yuletide without

Sound of the falls • With their high peaks and cascading waterfalls, the Swiss Alps have inspired a swathe of Romantic poetry, literature and, in turn, composers from Wagner to Tchaikovsky, as Jessica Duchen explores

Early learning • Early music expert, former Radio 3 controller and Proms director Nicholas Kenyon examines how once little-known repertoire became part of our musical lives through its coverage by the BBC

A touch of Fröst • Clarinettist and conductor Martin Fröst has joined forces with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to present multi-media programmes that bring concerts back to life, as he tells Tom Stewart

Oslo Norway • Bold developments have transformed Oslo’s waterfront in recent years, but a new concert hall would be a welcome addition, says David Nice

John Rutter • The prodigious English composer is a true master who deserves to be known for more than his much-loved carols, says Clare Stevens

RUTTER Life&Times

Olivier Messiaen La Nativité du Seigneur • In his nine-movement depiction of the birth of Christ, Messiaen produced one of the 20th century’s great organ works, says Paul Riley

Continue the journey… • We recommend five works to explore after Messiaen’s La Nativité

Oropesa inspires in a riveting new Theodora • Maxim Emelyanychev leads a world-class line-up in a luminous take on Handel’s spellbinding oratorio, says Berta Joncus

Welcome

Christmas • Terry Blain unwraps a selection of this year’s very best seasonal offerings

A graceful musical gift • Somerville College Choir’s luminous album of contemporary festive works is a real treat

Orchestral

Grit and passion in this feast of Poulenc • Roger Nichols finds the late Bramwell Tovey’s wholehearted approach is spot on

From the archives • Andrew McGregor finds much...


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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

Have your say…

FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL to the digital edition

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

RisingStars • Three to look out for…

CHRISTMAS 1971 Mr Preview has a word with Eric Morecambe over Grieg

Players increasingly bow to demands from home

DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…

MEET THE COMPOSER • As well as inspiring generations as professor at the University of Southern California for 40 years, Morten Lauridsen is a composer with a global fanbase. His O Magnum Mysterium and Lux Aeterna have become staples of the choral repertoire, the former featuring on a new recording by the Ebor Singers on Resonus Classics.

StudioSecrets

REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings

BuriedTreasure

When Dukas lost control

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 • How the ghosts of past traditions and personalities haunt the classical world

JOY TO THE WORLD • Christmas songs and traditions have long been an inspiration for Diana Damrau – and, the German soprano tells Rebecca Franks, their ability to give comfort and joy to audiences is now more important than ever

Andrew Nethsingha

It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS… • What is the perfect music to get oneself into the festive spirit? We ask ten of our writers to name the albums they couldn’t imagine Yuletide without

Sound of the falls • With their high peaks and cascading waterfalls, the Swiss Alps have inspired a swathe of Romantic poetry, literature and, in turn, composers from Wagner to Tchaikovsky, as Jessica Duchen explores

Early learning • Early music expert, former Radio 3 controller and Proms director Nicholas Kenyon examines how once little-known repertoire became part of our musical lives through its coverage by the BBC

A touch of Fröst • Clarinettist and conductor Martin Fröst has joined forces with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to present multi-media programmes that bring concerts back to life, as he tells Tom Stewart

Oslo Norway • Bold developments have transformed Oslo’s waterfront in recent years, but a new concert hall would be a welcome addition, says David Nice

John Rutter • The prodigious English composer is a true master who deserves to be known for more than his much-loved carols, says Clare Stevens

RUTTER Life&Times

Olivier Messiaen La Nativité du Seigneur • In his nine-movement depiction of the birth of Christ, Messiaen produced one of the 20th century’s great organ works, says Paul Riley

Continue the journey… • We recommend five works to explore after Messiaen’s La Nativité

Oropesa inspires in a riveting new Theodora • Maxim Emelyanychev leads a world-class line-up in a luminous take on Handel’s spellbinding oratorio, says Berta Joncus

Welcome

Christmas • Terry Blain unwraps a selection of this year’s very best seasonal offerings

A graceful musical gift • Somerville College Choir’s luminous album of contemporary festive works is a real treat

Orchestral

Grit and passion in this feast of Poulenc • Roger Nichols finds the late Bramwell Tovey’s wholehearted approach is spot on

From the archives • Andrew McGregor finds much...


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