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July 2023 | Classical Music

July 2023 | Classical Music


We’re all in regards to the Proms this situation. Sure, our lead characteristic is a complete information to the 2023 BBC Proms season. Sure, this is our lowdown on two months of splendid crowdpleasers, from Beethoven’s Fifth and Stravinsky’s Ceremony to celebrations of birthday boys Ligeti, Rachmaninov and Byrd, and no fewer than 15 new commissions.

The vary of programming this yr, too, is especially broad, with concert events impressed by movie, gaming, Bollywood, Northern Soul and mindfulness, and occasions going down in Londonderry, Gateshead, Aberystwyth, Dewsbury, Truro, Perth and Nice Yarmouth.

Younger audiences are properly catered for this yr, with two Horrible Histories Proms and a CBeebies ‘Ocean Journey’. Within the journal, Clare Stevens traces the story of youngsters’s Proms – for a lot of fans, their first style of a classical music occasion. We have additionally obtained full Proms listings, plus further data on a few of this yr’s standout occasions.

Elsewhere within the journal, Andrew Inexperienced explains how conductor Otto Klemperer’s drama-filled profession would make a nice topic for a film, whereas Simon Broughton meets the exiled Afghan musicians who’re championing their tradition in opposition to the chances.

The American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre tells Jeremy Pound in regards to the joys of writing for the human voice, whereas for Composer of the Month Stephen Johnson explores the contradictory and ever-fascinating world of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies.

Our Constructing a Library alternative this month is Bartók’s pungent, zestful and life-affirming Concerto for Orchestra. Jessica Duchen introduces this Twentieth-century Hungaro-American orchestral showpiece, and finds the very best recordings.

This month’s Musical Vacation spot is San Diego in California, the place Jeremy Pound finds a surprising, state-of-the-art out of doors live performance venue. And, on our inside again cowl, pianist Paul Lewis discusses the music that has formed him into the performer he’s right this moment.

Click on right here for the inlay of this month’s cowl CD.




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