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Win WW Norton's A History of Western Music and its accompanying recorded and printed anthologies. Value over £200.

An Essay in Defence of the Dowdy
John Woodford defends the 'dowdiness' of the classically trained.

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

  Into Practice – Choir training for beginners: First Steps
In the first of a series of articles, Jeffrey Makinson, Sub-Organist of Manchester Cathedral, offers advice on starting a school or church choir. meet pianist Renna Kellaway
to find out more about her life and work as one of Britain’s most respected and successful teachers and competition panellists.

  “At the end of the day, if they are any good…their schedules will speak for themselves”,
says director, engineer and producer of Channel Classics, Jared Sacks. John Woodford reports…

  Peter Crossley-Holland, 1916-2001:
John Turner pays a personal tribute to his friend, composer and ethnomusicologist Peter Crossley-Holland, who died last month at the age of 85.

  Grout 6: looks at the new edition of Donald J. Grout and Claude Palisca’s A History of Western Music, its accompanying anthologies, CDs and online support.

A new series in which we invite college and university leavers to discuss their aspirations for their careers. This month: trumpeter Mark Allen.

–  AQA Advanced Level notes
GF Handel: The King Shall Rejoice
–  Edexcel Advanced Level notes
Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, Third Movement
New Recordings
–  Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Britten/Pears/Watson/Pease/Kelley/Brannigan et al (Recording of the month)
–  Josquin Deprez: Motets
Orlando Consort
–  JA Hasse: Il cantico de’ tre fanciulli
Keith/Kustra/Vondung/Tolksdorf/Harald Kraus
–  Ludwig August Lebrun: Oboe Concertos
Schneemann/Radio Chamber Orchestra/de Vriend
–  Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 8
Chailley/Concertgebouw Amsterdam
–  Wolf-Ferrari: Sly
–  Milestones: Haydn, Schumann, Dvorák, Elgar & Lutoslawski cello concerti
Pieter Wispelwey et al.
–  Brahms: Piano Music
Stephen Hough
–  Chausson: Mélodies
Lott/McGreevy/Murray/Trakas/Johnson/Chilingirian Quartet
–  William Walton: Façade
Bron/Stilgoe/Nash Ensemble/Lloyd-Jones
–  Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 5, 7 and 9
St Petersburg String Quartet
–  Chamber Music of Malcolm Arnold
The Ceruti Ensemble
–  Victor de Sabata: Orchestral Music
London Philharmonic Orchestra
–  James MacMillan: Mass and other sacred music
Westminster Cathedral Choir/Reid/Baker

–  Verdi: La Traviata and Rigoletto
Pavarotti, Wixell, Gruberova, Chailly/ Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Nucci, Solti

–  Naji Hakim and Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet
Bridgewater Hall, Friday 27 April, 2001.

–  Binchois Studies
edited by Andrew Kirkman & Dennis Slavin
–  The Free Fantasia and the Musical Picturesque
Annette Richards
–  Unsung: A History of American Women in Music
Christine Ammer
–  America’s Musical Life – A History
Richard Crawford
–  The Unknown Callas: The Greek Years
Nicholas Petsalis-Diomidis

–  Peter Crossley-Holland: Collected Songs
British Heritage Series

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