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Win three biographies from Amadeus Press, worth £65

“Life might never be easy, but at least with the Arts we can escape a little” editor John Woodford looks at reasons why concert attendance in this country is so poor.

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

  “I’m certain that, had I grown up in a blacksmith’s family, I’d be shoeing horses by now.”
An exclusive interview with one of America’s most enigmatic performer-composers, Chris Brubeck.

  “My role is not to replace the composer – I might work in his place, but I’m still only his assistant.” talk to internationally-acclaimed pianist and conductor Jos van Immerseel.

  Which Bach?
John Woodford looks at three currently available intégrale recordings of Bach organ music by Simon Preston, Helmut Walcha and Lionel Rogg.

  Into Practice
Countertenor Robert Ogden looks at Vergine Bella, an English continuo song by Richard Dering in this latest in our series of interactive, performance-based articles.

  Julian Rhodes 1964 – 2001
Recorderist Piers Adams pays tribute to harpsichordist, organist and pianist Juilan Rhodes, who died last month at the age of 36.

New Recordings
–  Hans Ruckers: The Musical Legacy
Jos van Immerseel – harpsichord and virginals (Recording of the month)
–  Salve Regina: Sacred music by Monteverdi and his Venetian followers
Blaze/Parley of Instruments/Holman
–  Purcell: Songs and Dialogues
–  JS Bach: Easter Oratorio
Gabrieli Consort/McCreesh
–  Traetta: Antigona
Bayo/Vincenzo/ Allemano/Panzarella/Polverelli/Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset
–  Schubert: Abschied von Einem Freunde – Sonata in B-flat, Drei Klavierstücke
Jos van Immerseel
–  Schumann: Piano Music
–  Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Fleming/Borodina/Bocelli/D’Arcangelo/Gergiev/Kirov Orchestra and Chorus
–  Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
–  Scriabin: Complete Preludes
–  Poulenc, Honegger et al: L’Album des Six
–  Lansky: Ride
Paul Lansky
–  Chris Brubeck: Bach to Brubeck
–  von Otter/Costello: For the Stars
Anne Sofie von Otter/Elvis Costello and Ensemble

–  Aural Skills Acquisition: The development of listening, reading and performing skills in college-level musicians
Gary S. Karpinski
–  Four Musical Minimalists
Keith Potter
–  Morton Gould: American Salute
Peter W. Goodman
–  Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900
Clive Brown

–  Edexcel Advanced Level notes:
Giovanni Gabrieli: In ecclesiis from Symphoniae Sacrae II, 1615
–  Edexcel Advanced Level notes
Joseph Haydn:Quoniam tu solus Sanctus from Nelson Mass, 1798
–  AQA Advanced Level notes
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture The Hebrides

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