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BBC Music Magazine September 2017

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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the month in music

ON DISC Tasting notes Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli made his name as a wine merchant, alongside a career as a virtuoso violinist, but this month he’s celebrated as a composer. On its debut disc, the Illyrian Consort and Croatian violinist Bojan ∫icic give us a chance to sample and savour the Baroque composer’s delicious Sonate da Camera. Cheers! See p74 ON STAGE Canal plus With more miles of canal than Venice, Birmingham is proud of its watery heritage (pictured), celebrated this month by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with the premiere of Serenade on the Canals by Ondπej Adámek, Richard Baker and Yannis Kyriakides. The music is played on three narrow boats, which converge where three canals meet. See p88 ON AIR Revolution rarity Prokofiev’s Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution does pretty…

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this month’s contributors

Richard Morrison Chief critic, The Times ‘I first met Simon Rattle in 1977 when he was a mop-haired 22-year-old rehearsing a London orchestra with wit and authority, and I was a young music critic astonished by this force of nature. Little seems to have changed...’ Page 22 Suzy Klein BBC Radio & TV presenter ‘The highlight of filming for my new TV series was getting to play Lenin’s piano in his dacha, followed by pancakes with Smetana, plum jam and tea made by the housekeeper. Completely delicious and very Russian!’ Page 42 Julian Haylock Music journalist and editor ‘One of the all-time violin greats, in addition to his dazzingly inventive set of solo sonatas, Ysaÿe produced no fewer than eight violin concertos, a series of beguilingly sensual poems and the only opera cast in Walloon.’ Page 48…

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Never let it said that BBC Music Magazine isn’t an international publication. This issue appears to have something of a travel theme to it: Sir Simon Rattle’s imminent arrival in London; James Naughtie’s journey to meet pianist Nelson Goerner on the shores of Lake Geneva; Guy Johnston’s odyssey to Rome to discover the true roots of his 300-year-old David Tecchler cello; and Suzy Klein’s Europe-wide search for the link between 20th-century politics and music… We even sent the deputy editor to Nuremberg, although somehow he managed to find his way back. Rather closer to home, however (and I think this counts as travel), we ventured a mile or so down the road to a local school with a photographer and a pair of headphones to see what a group of…

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musical politicians

I very much enjoyed Richard Morrison’s July column ‘Do talented musicians make cultured and benign politicians?’. He mentions Benjamin Franklin as a talented musician, but probably the finest American politician-musician of that time was fellow Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was quite an accomplished violinist until an injury to his left hand put paid to his performing. Most people would agree that he was a cultured and benign political figure. Nearer to our own time and closer to home (yours, not mine), one might mention British prime minister Sir Edward Heath, a gifted organist. He was cultured, yes, but whether he was benign is for others to judge. Robert M Johnstone, Indiana, US Every month the editor will award a SolarDAB 2 Roberts radio (retail value £80 – see to the…

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DOUBLE TAKE Having been a subscriber to BBC Music Magazine since its inception, I have the honour of owning a complete collection of the accompanying cover CDs. I am therefore able to compare those released several years ago to those being issued today. Volume 9, No. 9 (May 2001) and Volume 25, No. 9 (June 2017) both feature performances of Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, ‘The Inextinguishable’ – played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Petri Sakari and the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder respectively – but it was only after four or five listening sessions that I was able to hear that they are indeed the same work! In my opinion, each recording deserves a five-star rating, as the playing is incredible in each case. Yet, when I come…

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holst discovered lurking down under

Over a century after they were last performed, two manuscripts by Gustav Holst have been discovered in New Zealand. Folk Songs from Somerset and Two Songs Without Words were found in the town of Tauranga on the country’s North Island when the Bay of Plenty Symphonia was clearing out its archives. Both are in a good state and, though not major works, scholars regard them as significant. Of the two, the Folk Songs from Somerset is particularly interesting – known to have been performed by the City of Bath Pump Room Orchestra under the baton of Holst himself in 1906 but never published, it had since disappeared from view. Some of the music within it will be familiar to enthusiasts of the English composer, as Justus Rozemond, the BOP Symphonia’s music…