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BBC Music Magazine March 2018

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. Please Note: Our digital edition does not include the cover mount items or supplements you would normally find with printed copies

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this month’s contributors

Michael Beek Film music journalist ‘I’ll never forget the first time I sat in front of a live orchestra playing a film score. It was thrilling, dizzying and moving, a display of artistry, musicianship and technical prowess before my eyes.’ Page 42 Shirley Thompson Composer and artistic director ‘As a composer of orchestral music myself, I was intrigued to find that Florence B Price was the first African-American female composer to have a symphony performed by a major US symphony orchestra.’ Page 46 Anna Beer Author and lecturer ‘It’s been a real pleasure to return to the life and works of French composer Lili Boulanger and celebrate the joy and adventurousness of her (under-played) music and her (far too short) life!’ Page 68…

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Good news from the Ministry of Common Sense. It seems that if you’re daft enough (or lucky enough) to move next to a music venue or indeed a church with a weekly bell-ringing practice, you can’t now go off in a sulk and apply to the council for a noise abatement order. Complain all you want but, as housing secretary Sajid Javid says, the burden is now on you or the developer to either ensure your property is sufficiently sound-proofed or to simply find somewhere else to live/build your house. There has been an unacceptable abundance of cases where bureaucrats have far too easily caved in to pressure from new residents – sometimes a complaint from a single individual has been sufficient to silence centuries-old clock bells. One only has…

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letter of the month

A time for Tippett After a period of neglect and even disparagement following his death 20 years ago, it is heartening to see the music of Sir Michael Tippett finally making a comeback – not least through the superb cycle of symphonies performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra recently. Indeed, I picked up my copy of BBC Music Magazine with its apposite Composer of the Month feature and pertinent cover question (‘The unsung genius of English music?’) on my way to hear the ‘lost’ Symphony in B flat in Glasgow in February. What we got was a remarkable glimpse into the early, Sibelius-influenced Tippett, full of gorgeously layered string writing and those bursts of unpredictable energy that came to characterise the different styles he inhabited throughout his compositional career. There…

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have your say…

Glock watching It was surely unworthy of Paul Spicer to refer to William Glock’s tenure as Radio 3 controller as ‘the dark ages’ (Choral revivals, January issue), as it perpetuates the myth that Glock only promoted the avant-garde and, to quote, ‘alienated many music lovers’. Even a cursory study of the details in Radio Times of that period (1959-72) will show that the vast majority of the BBC’s music output was still from the early, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. There was, to be sure, some Schoenberg and Webern as well as Maxwell Davies and Birtwistle, but certainly not at the expense of the standard repertoire; it is inaccurate to demonise Glock in this way. The excellent British choral music Paul Spicer refers to was to be heard in the weekly…

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opera for the emerald isle

A brand new opera company in Ireland has launched its first season with promises both to promote Irish talent and to bring the artform to audiences right across the country. Operas by Mozart, Offenbach and Verdi are among the seven productions that Irish National Opera will be staging in 2018 (see list, right), as the company heads to towns and cities from Letterkenny in the north-west of the Republic of Ireland to Wexford in the south-east, plus an overseas visit to London’s Barbican. Originally announced back in 2010, Irish National Opera has taken some while to come to fruition but, says its artistic director Fergus Shiel, now presents ‘a fantastic opportunity to create something new. It is also about defining fresh parameters for what opera could and should be. We are…

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gluck of the irish

Thomas Adès Powder her Face 24 February – 9 March Mozart Marriage of Figaro 13-21 April Gluck (left) Orfeo ed Euridice 23-29 July Dennehy The Second Violinist 6-8 September (London) Offenbach The Tales of Hoffmann 14 September – 6 October Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle 12-14 October Verdi Aida 24 November – 1 December Those world-class artists include the Dublin-born mezzo Tara Erraught, who will be singing the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in April and who as one of six INO ‘artistic partners’ will help develop and promote the company. Other singers include soprano Orla Boylan and baritone Ben McAteer (above). As with this season, INO will be staging some future productions in partnership with other organisations, not least the hugely successful Northern Ireland Opera in Belfast. ‘We’re about new ways of conceiving and presenting…