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The full score • Our pick of the month’s news, views and interviews
Handel calls in the builders as major refit announced
THE MONTH IN NUMBERS
Weelkes is sacked for being drunk in charge of a choir
Also in January 1617…
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Playing the wrong chord? What a nightmare!
DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…
REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings
Call of the wild
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 • The latest changes to Arts Council England funding are deeply worrying
Dual purpose • Tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Mitsuko Uchida tell Richard Morrison about forging a partnership that, as their new recording of Schubert and Beethoven song-cycles shows, has brought out the best in both of them
Scholes of Thought • The 20th-century British music journalist and broadcaster Percy Scholes published a staggering number of articles and books, all to encourage people to listen with care, explains Andrew Green
Power Playing • Actor Cate Blanchett and writer/director Todd Field talk to Michael Beek about creating their riveting psychological drama set against the backdrop of very real music-making. This is Tár
A change of tune • Violinist Rachel Rowntree speaks to the music industry’s leading disability champions about the need to create opportunities for all
Differentstrokes • From performing an all-day Biber recital to naming his album after a disobedient Olympic horse, the violinist Daniel Pioro rarely steers a straight and narrow course, as Julian Haylock discovers
15 unusual ensemble names • Jeremy Pound investigates the curious reasons why various orchestras, choirs and chamber groups are called what they are
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Strasbourg France • Michael Church discovers a city whose splendid architectural riches reflect its mixed German and French heritage, as does its fine orchestra
Robert Schumann • The German composer’s final works before his tragic end have long been controversial. Jessica Duchen explores their unique qualities
Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto • Victor Hugo’s tale of a jester to a depraved monarch was transformed by Verdi into an enduring opera; George Hall finds the very best version
A Rigoletto of vitality and insight
Three other great recordings
Continue the journey… • We recommend five further works to explore after Verdi’s Rigoletto
Reviews • Recordings and books rated by expert critics
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