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Classical home listening: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia’s Messa di Gloria; Nico Muhly’s The Street
Five star soloists give a radiant performance of Rossini’s masterpiece, while two versions of Muhly’s poetic work offer a harp solo or a full performance. Plus: 100 years of the BBC

Fiona Maddocks

29, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A royal overreaction by the British media | Brief letters
Brief letters: Coverage of the Queen’s death | Bigger questions | Cancelled Proms | Republicanism | Classic Radio 3

12, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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The week in audio: Gaming Prom; The Silent Mind; The Electricity of Every Living Thing and more
The first ever video game Prom proves a treat for the open-minded

Miranda Sawyer

06, Aug, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The week in classical: Proms 2 & 5; Attila; Thomas Kelly – review
Star violist Lawrence Power and John Wilson’s orchestra dazzle at the Proms. Elsewhere, fireworks on the stage and podium in early Verdi, and a young pianist astonishes

Fiona Maddocks

23, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The week in audio: Upfront: Euro 2022 Guide; Between the Ears: In the Footsteps of Beryl the Boot; Good Ship Brewdog
The women’s Euro championships are in safe hands with Upfront; plus, the sound effects artist who shaped postwar British film and the trouble with Brewdog

Miranda Sawyer

02, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Classical home listening: Héloïse Werner, Danish String Quartet and BBCNOW at Aldeburgh
Premiere recordings abound on livewire soprano-composer Héloïse Werner’s new album of solos and duos; and the Danish String Quartet reach Prism IV

Fiona Maddocks

11, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Crisis management for when there is too much bad news | Letter
Letters: Coffee and a copy of the Guardian help Geoff Reid keep a sense of perspective

Letters

25, Mar, 2022 @5:44 PM

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Groundbreaking female composer’s lost madrigals to be heard for first time in 400 years
Maddalena Casulana’s newly discovered songs will feature on BBC Radio 3 to mark International Women’s Day

Dalya Alberge

05, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Classical home listening: Haydn2032 Volume 11; Martin Suckling; Alan Bush
Giovanni Antonini’s epic Haydn cycle continues to thrill; the Scottish composer goes to the dark side; and remembering a British musical outsider

Fiona Maddocks

12, Feb, 2022 @12:30 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – Kavakos brings brilliance and depth to Unsuk Chin’s violin concerto
Chin’s new work, receiving its world premiere, was brought to vivid life by Leonidas Kavakos and the London Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Clements

07, Jan, 2022 @11:56 AM

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Barokksolistene review – group reinvent Schubert but are best in the tavern
Reworked as a music theatre piece with a puppet and guitars, Die Schöne Müllerin loses focus, but the second half’s terrific Alehouse Sessions make up for any doubts

Tim Ashley

19, Nov, 2021 @1:16 PM

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‘Vile desecration’: new version of The Snowman axed after composer’s criticism
BBC removes Stephen Fry-narrated arrangement of Howard Blake score from Radio 3 Christmas schedule

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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