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Win twelve months’ subscription to The New Grove Online, worth £195.

A cheap and transient commodity
Front-page leader: editor John Woodford looks at musicians’ pay.

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

  Teaching in Oz
Teaching in Oz – Australian music teacher David Stubbs’ account of a unique and intriguing system of music education.

  ‘It’s either good or bad jazz – for me that’s enough.’ An interview with McCoy Tyner jazz correspondent Simon Kemp reports on his meeting with legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner before a performance at last year’s Coventry Jazz Festival

  Professional Development for Teachers – an interview with the ABRSM’s Richard Crozier meet with the Head of Professional Development at the ABRSM to discuss the Board’s approaches to music education and instrumental teachers’ professional development.

A brief introduction to the Alexander Technique
Alexander teacher Nigel Evans looks at the technique's origins and why it is of such value to performing musicians.

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

Jonathan Scott
Newcomer to’s review team, virtuoso organist and pianist Jonathan Scott provides this month’s career profile.


Review Articles
John Suchet on Barry Cooper’s latest addition to OUP’s Master Musicians series
John Woodford examines the online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition
New Recordings
JS Bach: Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord
Podger/Pinnock/Manson (Recording of the month)
JS Bach: A Musical Offering
Georg Philipp Telemann: Trio Sonatas
American Baroque & Bart Schneemann
Russian Images 2
Vassily Savenko/Alexander Blok
Massenet: Thaïs
Liszt: Missa Choralis/Via Crucis
Corydon Singers/Best/Trotter
Smetana - Má Vlast
Mackerras/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Strauss: Piano Concertos for the Left Hand
Gourari/Rickenbacher/ Bamberger Symphoniker
The Organ Music of Petr Eben 1
Wayne Peterson: Vicissitudes and other works
New York New Music Ensemble/ Malarski
In Flanders' Fields: The Thrilling Trombone of Flanders
Pierre Boulez: Sur Incises/ Messagesquisse/ Anthèmes II
Boulez/Ensemble Incontemperin

Franz Liszt – Selected Letters
Adrian Williams
Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring
Peter Hill
Alan Rawsthorne – Portrait of a Composer
John McCabe
A French Song Companion
Graham Johnson and Richard Stokes
The Life of Mendelssohn
Peter Mercer-Taylor

The Music Teacher's Companion: A Practical Guide
Paul Harris and Richard Crozier

Edexcel A level analysis - Debussy's Sarabande
Edexcel A level analysis - Schumann's Kinderscenen

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