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Win a superb set of Stokowski recordings from Cala Records.

The Real World of Music responds to the Royal Society of Arts report on the state of music teaching in English schools.

Awards, examinations, publishers, promoters, recording companies, etc.

Putting the Music Back Into Opera
In the second of a two-part series,'s editor, John Woodford, talks to conductor David Roblou. Here they discuss his work as an opera conductor and the bearing that his work as an interpreter of early music has on performances of more modern works.

Composers and their music
An examination of the life and musical style of Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992

Classic Brit Awards
In response to a recent editorial, Beryl Korman, Director of Upbeat Recordings, performing artist and singing teacher, discusses the British Phonographic Industry's approach to the Classic Brit Awards.

  Music for a While
Internationally acclaimed countertenor, James Bowman, looks back over a lifetime devoted to music.

  A Musician to Remember
With, Jonathan Evans-Jones looks at his varied career as a violinist, actor and arranger for the Hollywood blockbuster film, Titanic.

Each month we ask music's high-flyers how they made it to the top.

Peter Wesley
Contrabassoonist, Peter Wesley, takes time from his busy rehearsal schedule to talk to
New Recordings
Messiaen: Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Shaham/Meyer/Wang/Chung (Recording of the month)
Jean-Henri D'Anglebert: Complete Harpsichord Works
Christophe Rousset
Schumann: Piano Trio Op.110, Fantasiestücke Op.88, Piano Quartet Op.47
Florestan Trio
Baroque Brass
Fine Arts Brass
Bernstein: The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No.2), Bolcom: Concerto for Piano and Large Orchestra
Hamelin/Sitkovetsky/Ulster Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach: Whitsun Cantatas
Eliot Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists
The Devil's Dance
Gil Shaham
The Earliest Songbook in England
Gothic Voices/Christopher Page
Taverner: Archangeli Michaelis Interventione
The Sixteen/Christophers

Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning
Daniel Chua
Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay
Barbara Lourie Sand
The New Bach Reader
David & Mendel
Dowland: Lachrimae (1604)
Peter Holman

Spectrum 1 & 2 for Piano

So you want to teach the piano, eh? Well, before you start...
In her series concerning the trials and tribulations of becoming a piano teacher, contributor Alison Ruddock examines the bêtes noires of the teacher and pupil's musical activities, practice and progression.
Sweelinck’s Pavana Lachrimae, an Advanced Level analysis
The first in a series of analyses of set works from Edexcel's A-level syllabus.

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