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LETTER of the MONTH
Psappha to close following Arts Council funding cut • Manchester contemporary music ensemble says shortfall ‘too great a challenge’
How to make a million • The Britten Sinfonia approach
Windsors and losers on a mixed Eurovision night for GB
THE MONTH IN NUMBERS
RisingStars • Three to look out for…
Striking musicians reduce the BBC Proms to silence
Also in July 1980…
Japan gets tough on rogue platform pianists
Does composer’s moustache hide a royal secret?
We reveal who’s recording what and where…
REWIND • Great artists talk about their past recordings
MyHero • Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya tells us why she thinks Anton Rubinstein deserves to be a more celebrated figure
Berio’s gift for listening • Rather than reject the composers of the past, Berio celebrated memories of masterpieces which continue to haunt anyone who hears his work, says Tom Service
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 AI revolution is here, but how will it affect the musical world?
WELCOME TO THE PROMS • It’s time for a summer of music! Explore the world’s greatest classical music festival with our complete guide to this year’s wonderful season of concerts
BBC Music Magazine’s Proms Picks • Members of our editorial team name the concerts they won’t want to miss this year
Away from the Albert Hall • This year’s ‘Proms at’ events
It’s ‘Leb wohl!’ from him… • Ratttle bids a Mahlerian farewell
Rite from the heart • Time to sacrifice the music stands
About Last Night… • Marin Alsop leads a Prom to remember
Once a Prom a time… • From Horrible Histories to Doctor Who, Clare Stevens takes a whistlestop tour of children’s Proms through the last 30 years
Tales from the past • Horrible Histories Proms
Eric Whitacre • The American composer shares with Jeremy Pound how writing a work that charts the death of a close friend from cancer took him into previously uncharted emotional territory
Sweet singing in the choir • The joy of writing for voices
A titan without ego • For many, conductor Otto Klemperer will be remembered as the steady and reliable champion of classic repertoire, but in his youth the German was a dashing advocate of the new, writes Andrew Green
Otto Klemperer live • A concert-goer’s view
The fight to be heard • Exiled from their homeland by the Taliban, Afghan musicians are striving to promote a rich musical heritage, writes Simon Broughton
Instrument of evil • The Taliban and music
Hidden treasures • After spending two decades searching the archives for neglected operas, conductor Charles Peebles recalls the risks and challenges of bringing them to the stage
Lost in translation • Does language matter?
Making Tracks • Composer, synth player and Radio 3 presenter, Hannah Peel is forging a multi-faceted career while also giving crucial breaks to fellow musicians, as she tells Tom Stewart
Rawness and drama • Music in Northern Ireland
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