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BBC Music Magazine August 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

Paul Riley Music journalist ‘It’s always nerve-wracking meeting a performer you’ve long admired from afar. No fear of disillusionment with mezzo Sarah Connolly. Whether on or off stage, her sovereign artistry and can-do resolve inspire!’ Page 24 Geoff Brown Writer and critic ‘I love multi-talented artists, so Lord Berners – composer, novelist, painter, eccentric – was made to match. A spry sense of humour, too. If only there were more like him; but Berners was one of a kind.’ Page 44 Claire Jackson Music journalist ‘Mark-Anthony Turnage’s colourful music fascinates for its cultural richness and original voice. thrilled at the chance to explore his achievements and career byways for Composer of the Month.’ Page 56…

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Will London ever get its grand new concert hall? Things have gone a little quiet of late, presumably while someone scurries around for some cash to fund the odd architectural drawing or feasibility report. Meanwhile, attention has been happily drawn to other classical music bricks-and-mortar stories in, shock horror, places outside of the M25. While London has been getting itself in a spin about a concert hall that won’t even be in the centre of town, things have been going great guns in our second city, where the brand new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s concert hall has just attracted a £1 million donation; and in BBC Music Magazine’s home of Bristol, St George’s Hall (the best chamber acoustic in the UK, don’t you know?) is on the cusp of opening its…

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letter of the month

The trouble with computers… As a composer, I read No humans required (June) with interest, but I remain unconvinced that a computer programme will produce a great musical work any time soon. Most masterpieces are such because their composers ingeniously break compositional rules. For instance, how would a computer come up with the unexpected and breathtakingly novel transition into the recapitulation that Beethoven employed in his Eroica Symphony, wherein the main tune is foreshadowed in the tonic key but accompanied by harmonies of the dominant seventh? Even if a programmer were clever enough to get a computer to compose such moments, he would essentially become the composer of the work. As it also took humans to judge that only 10-20 per cent of the music written by Aiva is ‘good’, that…

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have your say…

Early starts I heartily agree with the campaign of Nicholas Daniel about music education in schools (The Full Score and Richard Morrison, July). When my daughters entered infant school in the late 1960s, they and every other new entrant were handed a recorder practically as they came through the door. If they showed any ability whatsoever they were then encouraged to take up a more demanding instrument and given free lessons. My two did show such ability and we later arranged private tuition for them – they both became competent amateur violinists and music has played a great part in both their lives. John Rogers, Leeds Caesar and sea dog Your article on Danielle de Niese’s appearance at the Glyndebourne production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in 2005 (BBC Music Magazine Interview, June) raised memories.…

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major move announced for bbc symphony orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra is set to move home. In a recent announcement, the BBC’s director general Lord Hall revealed plans for brand new music studios that will provide a purpose-built base for the London-based ensemble, along with the BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC Singers. The new ‘music legacy’ site, which will be built by the London Legacy Development Corporation in the Stratford Waterfront development in East London, will include state-of-the-art music recording and rehearsal studios and, as well as its resident BBC ensembles, will also be used regularly by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The move to the new building from the current studios in Maida Vale is currently planned for 2022/23. ‘As well as being state-of-the-art and purpose built – unlike Maida Vale, which was originally a skating rink –…

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british baritone prepares for a date at the palace

He has been haunted as Verdi’s Macbeth, squared up to Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust and faced his own demons as Berg’s Wozzeck (below). Now Simon Keenlyside has been summoned to go under the sword at the Palace. But no, he’s not for the chop. The British baritone was one of a number of musicians named in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours, rewarded with a knighthood for 30 years of service to the opera stage. Others to have been honoured include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who is made a Companion of Honour, plus composers Thomas Adès and Debbie Wiseman, mezzo Alice Coote and Gillian Moore, director of music at the Southbank Centre, all of whom have received OBEs. Recipients of the MBE, meanwhile, include jazz trombonist Dennis Rollins and Rosemary Johnson,…