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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


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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Classical home listening: Lea Desandre’s Amazone; Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle
Desandre flies in a vivacious baroque programme, while a new edition of Rossini’s late work is small but perfectly formed

Fiona Maddocks

06, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Letter: Piers Plowright obituary
Michael Maxwell Steer writes: Piers Plowright was a generous collaborator and a genial presence in a radio studio

Michael Maxwell Steer

01, Nov, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Why can’t Classic FM handle Jimi Hendrix? | Letters
Letters: The radio station’s rigid view of classical music is out of date, argues Meirion Bowen, while Frank Paice applauds Radio 3’s approach and Will Scott finds a link between the rock star and a musician from an earlier era


24, Sep, 2021 @3:38 PM

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That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann?
The Romantic composer died in an asylum in 1856, since when musicians, doctors - and even the Nazis – have sought to name the illness that brought his early death. It tells us as much as about the story of modern psychiatry as it does about the man and his music.

Phil Hebblethwaite

17, Sep, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Classical home listening: Anna Lapwood, Jeremy Denk and the best of Edinburgh
The organ of Ely Cathedral is put through its paces in Lapwood’s solo debut; and a new Mozart recording from Denk is not to be missed

Fiona Maddocks

11, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Piers Plowright obituary
Award-winning BBC radio producer whose fascination with people fuelled documentaries and drama

Melvyn Bragg

06, Aug, 2021 @6:48 PM

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