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FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL to the digital edition • BBC Music Magazine is a must-read for anyone with a passion for classical music. Every issue brings the world of classical music to life, from interviews with the greatest artists and features on fascinating subjects, to all the latest news and opinions from around the music world.
The full score • Our pick of the month’s news, views and interviews
Library of larks takes flight as Little lends her support
THE MONTH IN NUMBERS
RisingStars • Three to look out for…
World’s largest organ greets shoppers in Philadelphia
Also in June 1911…
Hair today, genealogical discrepancy tomorrow
DÉJÀ VU • History just keeps on repeating itself…
MEET THE COMPOSER • The British composer strives to challenge the nature of what it means to make music, and her Multi-Story Orchestra project continues to capture the imagination. Their latest work, Verified, receives its world premiere at Bold Tendencies, Peckham, on 9 June as part of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust’s 20th-anniversary celebrations.
REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings
MyHero • Ben Gernon tells us why fellow conductor Colin Davis was the very best mentor he could possibly have asked for
Dare you open the door?
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 • Can classical concerts in unlikely settings attract new audiences?
Baroque star! • Rachel Podger’s album showcases several superb works for solo violin that preceded Bach’s masterful series of Sonatas and Partitas; she tells all to Charlotte Smith
Opera Award John Andrews
Chamber Award Martin Fröst
Choral Award Maxim Emelyanychev
Vocal Award Helen Charlston
Newcomer Award Abel Selaocoe
Concerto Award Hilary Hahn
Premiere Award Fenella Humphreys
Orchestral Award Agnieszka Duczmal
Crusading conductor • Over the past year Dalia Stasevska has devoted herself to helping her Ukrainian countrymen, from both on and off the podium, as she tells Rebecca Franks
Master of the strings • Mutter on tennis’s Roger Federer
Vive la révolution! • Saint-Saëns’s five piano concertos bucked the trend of the French musical establishment – and, says Roger Nichols, remain a legacy to be reckoned with
A pianist’s perpective
Five of the best • Recommended recordings
A slave no more • Gayle Wood tells the remarkable story of the African-born violinist and composer Joseph Emidy, whose musical talent led to kidnap, life at sea and, finally, acclaim
London calling? • What might have been
Smoothoperator • Young conductor Oliver Zeffman applies his entrepreneurial zeal to every one of his ambitious and beautifully staged events, finds Michael White
A matter of Pride • Gay composers in history
Napa Valley California • Laurence Vittes enjoys a wide array of music al fresco while enjoying fine food and, of course, the local wine at the region’s flagship...