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BBC Music Magazine

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When it comes to classical music look no further than BBC Music Magazine! Packed full of exclusive interviews with some of the worlds biggest composers and artists, intriguing pieces that delve into the history of classical music and a whole host of unique features to feed your classical soul - the perfect magazine for all classical music lovers.

Inside every issue of BBC Music Magazine, you’ll find over 100 new music reviews from the expert ears you can trust and up-to-date lists for concerts, TV shows and Radio, making sure you stay on the pulse all things classical.

Enjoy all of this and so much more when you indulge your love of classical music today, with a digital subscription to BBC Music Magazine.

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BBC Music Magazine  |  Christmas 2020  

Merry Christmas! In this month’s issue, we meet the iconic film composer John Williams to reflect on his long and prosperous career in Hollywood, some of his greatest scores and concert music and his thrilling forays into conducting.

As is tradition, BBC Music Magazine has commissioned a special Christmas carol for our readers. This year’s offering is from composer Freya Waley-Cohen, who introduces us to ‘A candle sings of simple things’, her setting of a new poem by Charlie Cotton. Also this issue, enjoy our musical Advent Calendar, packed full with musical trivia, recommendations of festive recordings and much more.

James Naughtie meets the King’s College, Cambridge director of music Daniel Hyde for this month’s BBC Music Magazine Interview, while actor Simon Russell Beale tells us about the music that’s shaped his life. Daniel Jaffé celebrates our enduring love affair with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and his personal experiences of singing alongside like-minded amateurs. Plus, Freya Parr meets the winner of this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Conductor Award, the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s principal guest conductor Dalia Stasevska.

We name the best recordings of Bach’s Orgelbüchlein and Adolphe Adam – composer of ‘O Holy Night’ – is our Composer of the Month. You’ll find festive music from 21 cathedral and abbey choirs across the UK appear on this month’s cover CD.

As the world’s best-selling classical music magazine, BBC Music is the authority on all things classical and is a must-have magazine for composers, artists and fans alike! For over 25 years, this monthly magazine has compiled the best from the world of classical music and has brought together a variety of unique and exclusive articles you wouldn’t find anywhere else.    

BBC Music Magazine loves to celebrate beautiful music, taking it’s readers on a journey around the world and through time to celebrate the old, the new and the undiscovered best classical music around.

Within each issue, you’ll find expertly written pieces that explore the complex world of classical music, as well as exclusive interviews with groundbreaking artists and composers. Each issue also brings you over 100 reviews of new music recordings every month and up-to-date listings of classical concerts, TV features and radio shows.

Professional composer, part-time musician or armchair fan, BBC Music Magazine is ideal for all lovers of the art, so why not get yourself closer to the music you love today with a digital magazine subscription?  


Take out a subscription to BBC Music Magazine today and you’ll enjoy the following every month:

  • The latest news from the world of classical music
  • More than 100 new music recording reviews every single month
  • Exclusive interviews with the biggest names in classical music
  • Classical TV and Radio highlights to look out for
  • Live concert listings and reviews from around the country
  • In-depth features into the history of classical music
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Quality BBC magazine

Full of interesting articles Reviewed Saturday, 20 July 2019

Highly informative

Great BBC magazine devoted to music enthusiasts Reviewed Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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