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  • The best new Christmas classical music releases

    classical-music.com | Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:30:36 +0000

  • Five essential works by Benjamin Britten

    classical-music.com | Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:50:52 +0000

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    Ceremony of Carols

    Composed in 1942 while Britten was crossing the Atlantic from America, its unusual scoring of treble voices and harp present a range of serene, exhilarating and ecstatic settings of medieval carols.

    Recommended recording:
    Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/David Willcocks
    Classics for Pleasure 968 9492

     

     

    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

    This was Britten’s first major work on returning to England. The calm pastoral of its opening song revealed a new vein in his music.

    Recommended recording:
    Peter Pears (tenor), Barry Tuckwell (horn); English Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
    Decca 436 3952

     

     

    Peter Grimes

    The première secured Britten’s international fame and the opera testifies to Britten’s masterful sense of drama.

    Recommended recording:
    Peter Pears; Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
    Decca 467 6822

     

     

    War Requiem

    Written for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral, Britten juxtaposed the Requiem Mass with poems by Wilfred Owen.

    Recommended recording:
    Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Bach Choir; LSO/Benjamin Britten
    Decca 475 7511

     

     

    Suite on English Folk Tunes

    Britten admired Grainger more than Vaughan Williams, and this is evident in his by turns quirky and brooding suite.

    Recommended recording:
    Bournemouth SO/Richard Hickox
    Chandos CHAN 9221

  • Free Download: Felix Mendelssohn's Lied ohne Worte for cello and piano

    classical-music.com | Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:06:34 +0000

    'Johannes Moser and Alasdair Beatson offer fine, full-blooded performances of all this repertoire'

    This week's free download is Felix Mendelssohn's Lied ohne Worte Op. 109, performed by cellist Johannes Moser and pianist Alasdair Beatson. It was recorded on the Pentatone label and was awarded four stars for both performance and recording in the December issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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  • 'Here is the little door' by Owain Park: The BBC Music Magazine 2019 Christmas Carol

    classical-music.com | Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:33:40 +0000

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    For the sixth consecutive year, BBC Music Magazine has commissioned a brand new carol for our readers. This year, the brilliant young composer Owain Park has set the evocative poem, Here is the little door by Frances Chesterton. 

    Get your choir singing our wonderful new carol and download the score here!

     

     

    A few words from Owain Park:

    I find Christmas a magical time of year, and remember fondly my time as a chorister at St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol. There was something special about pitching up so late at night: a sense of anticipation in the air before Midnight Mass, and then wishing each other a ‘Merry Christmas’ in hushed tones as the clock struck, invariably during the sermon.

    One of my favourite carols was Howells’s 1918 setting of Frances Chesterton’s poem Here is the little door. Howells’s music allows the words to resonate with both choir and congregation – at St Mary’s there was always an extra few seconds of quiet after we’d finished singing it. The poem consists of two stanzas: the first is reflective and subdued while the second is more colourful and lively.

    Most lines seem to end strongly after a more questioning start, and so I’ve tried to express this using tension and release in the harmony. A lot of my choral music has been in many parts and is quite difficult to sing, so I wanted to sustain a simple idea over two verses without any divided parts. My hope is that I have captured something of the wonder I felt as a young singer.

     

     

    Performance notes:

    The words are key to my setting of Here is the little door. I would encourage singers to be as expressive as possible with the text, even when everyone moves together. I’ve kept one set of words throughout to keep the score as uncluttered as possible, which sometimes means that the words aren’t vertically aligned with your part. Always move with your note, and with confidence. It would be a good idea for everyone to read through the poem together, to develop a collective interpretation.

    I was in two minds as to whether to add dynamics to the score as, much like Away in a manger or Ding, dong! merrily on high, the ups and downs are guided by the text. The included markings are not exhaustive, so I look forward to hearing what you come up with. When rehearsing the piece, it might be useful to split the choir in two: the sopranos and basses often work in contrary motion; the altos and tenors largely move in scales, with any leaps reserved for expressive moments.

     

     

    There are a few moments when the tenors briefly head above the altos (mostly to keep the interest in the individual lines), so a legato approach will help with these transitions. When everyone feels comfortable with the notes, it would be lovely to add in some flexibility. As the second verse gets going, I would suggest moving on a little, and towards the end easing back a touch as the words and music become more reflective.

    Lastly, I hope you enjoy singing my carol – thank you for taking the time to do so!

     

     

    Click here to download the score.

     

    To hear recordings of previous carols commissioned by BBC Music Magazine, buy our latest issue and listen to the free cover CD, which features performances of Toby Young's The Owl (2017 commission) and Dobrinka Tabakova's Good-will to men, and peace on earth (2018 commission). 

  • Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2019 revealed

    classical-music.com | Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:17:05 +0000

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    The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2019 were revealed last night (Thursday 28 November) at a ceremony in Battersea Arts Centre, London. 

     

    The coveted RPS Gold Medal was presented to Tartar-Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina in tribute to her long and illustrious compositional career as one of the leading representatives of new music in Russia. Accepting the award, Gubaidulina said: ‘This award is especially precious because it comes as we are preparing to celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven. To that great composer belongs the merit of affirming in his work the love of harmony – which is the true meaning of the word “Philharmonic”.’

     

    Every award presented to an individual artist this year was given to a female musician: violinist Alina Ibragimova won the Instrumentalist Award and soprano Nina Stemme won the Singer Award for her performance as Brünnhilde in the Royal Opera House’s production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, won the Conductor Award, an award sponsored by  BBC Music Magazine - look out for our interview with Gražinytė-Tyla in our January 2020 issue.

     

    For the first time in the 30-year history of the Awards, both of the awards dedicated to composition were given to women. Rebecca Saunders won the Large-Scale Composition Award for her work Yes and Tansy Davies won the Chamber-Scale Composition Award for her work Cave.

     

    Chineke!, the first majority Black and Minority Ethnic orchestra established in the UK, was the first ever recipient of the Gamechanger Award, which was established this year to celebrate ground-breaking and transformative work in classical music.

     

    The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO) Change Makers and Resound received the Impact Award, which recognises an outstanding organisation or initiative that has had a lasting positive effect on people who may not otherwise experience classical music.

     

    The Aurora Orchestra won the Ensemble Award for their command of contemporary repertoire and their outstanding theatricality. Awards were also presented to projects that integrated local communities with the finest professional musicians. The Birmingham Opera Company’s epic production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk won the Opera and Music Theatre Award, and The Cumnock Tryst, directed by Scottish composer James MacMillan, won the Concert Series and Events Award.

     

    The Storytelling Award was won by Oliver Soden's biography of the British composer Michael Tippett. And finally, the Castalian String Quartet won the Young Artists Award.

     

    Highlights from the RPS Awards will be broadcast in a special programme on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 1 December at 8:45pm.

     

    To view all the Award nominations, click here.

     

    Winners in full:

     

    RPS GOLD MEDAL

    Sofia Gubaidulina

     

    GAMECHANGER

    Chineke!

     

    CHAMBER-SCALE COMPOSITION

    Tansy Davies Cave

     

    CONCERT SERIES & EVENTS

    The Cumnock Tryst

     

    CONDUCTOR

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

     

    ENSEMBLE

    Aurora Orchestra

     

    IMPACT

    BSO Change Makers and Resound

     

    INSTRUMENTALIST

    Alina Ibragimova (violin)

     

    LARGE-SCALE COMPOSITION

    Rebecca Saunders, Yes

     

    OPERA & MUSIC THEATRE

    Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – Birmingham Opera Company

     

    SINGER

    Nina Stemme (soprano)

     

    STORYTELLING

    Michael Tippett The Biography – Oliver Soden

     

    YOUNG ARTISTS

    Castalian String Quartet

  • Stephen Cleobury (1948-2019)

    classical-music.com | Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:00:44 +0000

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    Stephen Cleobury, the former music director at King’s College, Cambridge, has died aged 70, after a long illness.

    Cleobury was appointed director of music at King’s in 1982 and, in a tenure that lasted for 37 years, he was responsible for maintaining the choir’s reputation as one of the finest in the world. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours and he was knighted in 2019, both for his services to choral music.

    Born in Bromley in 1948, Cleobury was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was organ scholar. Prior to his arrival at King’s, he held positions in Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

    Cleobury’s discography was as accomplished as it was extensive. One of his most notable recordings was his 2018 album marking the centenary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. It was in this service, which is broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 every Christmas Eve, where Cleobury’s innovation was brought to the fore. Every year, he commissioned a new carol for the service, which brought forth new works by composers such as John Rutter, Judith Weir and Thomas Adès. Speaking to BBC Music Magazine about the service in December 2013, Cleobury remarked: ‘I hope it ends up being a judicious amalgam of old and new, set in a sequence that’s musically satisfying.’

     

     

    Cleobury also expanded the choir’s repertoire beyond what was deemed traditional, performing works by Rachmaninov, Kodály, Górecki, Pärt and Janáček. Additionally, he established both the Easter at King’s festival and Concerts at King’s, the latter of which featured world-class performers and ensembles such as Gerald Finley, Alison Balsom and the Academy of Ancient Music. The choir itself established its own record label in 2012.

    Away from King’s, Cleobury was chief conductor of the BBC Singers from 1995 to 2007, conductor of Cambridge University Musical Society from 1983 to 2009 and he was honorary president and regular conductor of the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra. Also a celebrated organist, he gave recitals in various locations across the world, including Houston, Cape Town, Westminster and Hong Kong’s Performing Arts Centre.

    A book of condolence is available at King’s College Chapel and online.

  • Christmas highlights on BBC Radio 3

    classical-music.com | Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:31:04 +0000

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    Breakfast: BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition
    Finalists Announced

    Thursday 12 December, 6.30–9am

    Petroc Trelawny presents the six shortlisted carols from this year’s BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition. From 9am today, listeners will be able to vote for their favourite carol on the Radio 3 website.

     

    Breakfast and Essential Classics

    Monday 16 to Friday 27 December, 6.30am-12pm

    Breakfast and Essential Classics will be celebrating Christmas folk music, drawing on works from Britain, Europe and across the world. Essential Classics will also take requests from renowned musicians, and John Rutter discusses his Christmas music.

     

    Breakfast: BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition
    Winner Announced

    Friday 20 December, 6-9am

    Petroc Trelawny announces the winner of the 2019 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition. He is joined by the BBC Singers, conducted by Bob Chilcott, who will perform the winning carol live, as well as some traditional Christmas favourites.

     

     

    In Tune Christmas Special

    Friday 20 December, 5-7pm

    Sean Rafferty and Katie Derham will present a live concert broadcast from St. George’s, Hanover Square, featuring soprano Ermonela Jaho, the Consone Quartet (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists), and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

     

    The Verb: Christmas Nonsense

    Friday 20 December, 10-10.45pm

    In a programme that celebrates silly stories and ridiculous rhymes, Ian McMillan is joined by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schleffer, creators of the ‘Gruffalo’, and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen.

     

    Music Matters: Greenland

    Saturday 21 December, 11.45pm-12.30am

    During a visit to the world’s largest island, Katie Molleson explores the role of traditional and new music for its communities today, as well as the political and sonic influence of the Greenlandic language on music.

     

    Private Passions: Matthew Bourne

    Sunday 22 December, 12-1pm

    Multi-award winning choreographer and director Matthew Bourne talks to Michael Berkeley about the music that has shaped his life, as well as his first outings to the theatre, his distinguished career and the difficulties he has faced along the way.

     

    The Listening Service

    Sunday 22 December, 5-5.30pm

    Tom Service explores the origins and essential ingredients of music that is solely dedicated to Christmas. 

     

    Sunday Feature: Rewriting Raymond Scott

    Sunday 22 December, 6.45-7.30pm

    After gaining exclusive access to the Scott archives and conversations with family members, music historians and producers, Ken Hollings examines the life, career and legacy of Raymond Scott, one of America’s most progressive composers in electronic music.

     

    Drama on 3: Winter Solstice

    Sunday 22 December, 7:30 – 9:30pm

    In Radio 3’s festive drama, David Haig and Sam Troughton star in Roland Schimmelpfennig’s Winter Solstice, a dark comedy focusing on a family during the festive period. 

     

    New Generation Artists

    Monday 23 to Friday 27 December, 5-6.15pm

    In this series, Kate Molleson looks back at some of the recordings made by musicians and ensembles who are at various stages of this year’s Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme.

     

     

    The Essay: Open Endings

    Monday 23-Friday 27 December, 10-10.15pm

    In this series of fifteen-minute essays, some of today’s leading writers choose a novel and talk about a story they have written which imagines what happened to the characters after the original ending. Writers include Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, Philippa Gregory and Elif Shafrak.

     

    Radio 3 in Concert: Playing in the Dark: Neil Gaiman and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Monday 23 December 7.30-10pm

    The renowned author Neil Gaiman joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to read from his best-selling books, as the orchestra performs accompanying works by Dukas, Gershwin, Sibelius, Sullivan, Wagner, Herrmann and Britten.

     

    Greenland: An Arctic Sound Walk

    Tuesday 24 December, 4.30–5.45pm; Wednesday 25 December, 4-5.15pm; Thursday 26 December 4-5.15pm

    In this trilogy of programmes, Horatio Clare takes you on a soinic journey along the west coast of Greenland. He explores the origins of the country, its recent history, culture industry and evolution.

     

    Sean at Home with Lang Lang

    Wednesday 25 December, 1-2pm

    Sean Rafferty travels to Amsterdam to meet the pianist Lang Lang. Lang Lang talks about his childhood experiences and his passions, and he explains how he is preparing to perform Beethoven’s concertos and a recording of the piano sonatas.

     

    We celebrate Lang Lang by presenting six of his best performances.

     

    Essential Classics

    Thursday 26 to Tuesday 31 December, 9am-12pm

    As 2019 draws to a close, Essential Classics will pay tribute to some of the great musicians who passed away this year – including soprano Jessye Norman, conductor and composer Raymond Lennard, conductor and composer André Previn, jazz pianist and composer Jacques Loussier and organist Peter Hurford.

     

    This Classical Life: Ten Pieces Special

    Saturday 28 December, 12.30-1pm

    In this special BBC Ten Pieces edition of This Classical Life, aspiring young musicians from schools across the UK join saxophonist and presenter Jess Gillam to discuss the pieces that mean the most to them.

     

    Private Passions: Dame Darcey Bussell

    Sunday 29 December, 12-1pm

    The legendary ballet dancer Dame Darcey Bussell talks to Michael Berkeley about life after a ballet career. Her music choices include Bach’s B Minor Mass, Fauré Requiem and Dinah Washington’s ‘Mad about the Boy’.

     

    Night Tracks New Year Special

    Wednesday 1 January, 12-12.30am

    Composer, producer and presenter Hannah Peel presents a New Year special of Night Tracks.

     

    New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna

    Wednesday 1 January, 11.15am

    With an array of polkas, waltzes, gallops and the classics ‘By the Beautiful Blue Danube’ and ‘Radetzky March’, Andris Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic welcome you into 2020 with their celebrated New Year Concert at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

     

    Sound of Gaming Special

    Wednesday 1 January, 1-2pm

    In the New Year edition of Sound of Gaming, Jessica Curry presents her picks of her favourite games and soundtracks from 2019 and looks ahead to 2020 to see what may be the biggest scores of the year.

     

    New Year New Music

    Saturday 4 to Saturday 11 January

    BBC Radio 3 celebrates the coming of the New Year by asking eleven of its presenters about their favourite work composed in the last decade. Extended performances of the works can be heard in a special edition of Radio 3’s New Music Show, on Saturday 5 January at 10pm.

  • Find your festive favourites

    classical-music.com | Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:21:30 +0000

    A collection of musical treats to take you through the Christmas season

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  • A Musical Guide to The War of the Worlds

    classical-music.com | Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:25:28 +0000

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    HG Wells’s 1898 tale of alien invasion has inspired (and terrified) generations and the BBC’s new three-part adaptation is just the latest in a line of interpretations.

    From the radio to the big screen via one immortal concept album, music has played its part in helping tell the classic story, underlining its most dramatic moments and sending the odd shiver down the spine.

    Here’s a guide to the most familiar…

     

    1938
    The War of the Worlds
    Mercury Theater / CBS Radio

    This legendary broadcast saw Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater players use reportage aesthetics familiar to CBS Radio listeners in order to stage a fictional invasion. They did such a good job, some listeners thought it was really happening! Bernard Herrmann presided over the studio musicians for the broadcast, playing the role of Ramón Raquello and His Orchestra. The station’s emergency cut-out music, solo piano works by Chopin and Debussy, was also employed at regular (some lengthy) intervals which added to the convincing presentation of the ‘emerging’ situation. Mercury Theatrer’s theme music was from Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

     

     

    1953
    The War of the Worlds
    Paramount Pictures / dir. Byron Haskin

    Gene Barry and Ann Robinson starred in this 1950s film of the story. Presented in glorious technicolour, the producers moved the action to contemporary America (from Wells’s Victorian England) and tapping into very real fears of invasion – from more earthbound Cold War foes. The music, by studio composer Leith Stevens, is wonderfully melodramatic with snarling brass, frenzied strings and all kinds of militaristic bombast.

     

     

     

    1978
    Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
    Columbia/CBS Records / Music by Jeff Wayne 

    One of the best-selling releases of all time, this concept album (Jeff Wayne’s debut release) remains a classic. It’s Prog Rock with a string orchestra, an all -star line-up of vocalists and probably one of the best pieces of narration in recorded history. Richard Burton did the reading (from Wells’s original text) and lead roles were sung by Julie Covington, David Essex, Justin Hayward and Phil Lynott. The songs are great, but it is perhaps the iconic instrumental elements that stuck in the memory and kept people awake at night. Ulla!

     

     

    2005
    War of the Worlds
    Paramount Pictures / dir. Steven Spielberg

    Having made two films about benevolent beings coming to earth, it was perhaps something of a surprise for Steven Spielberg to take on this tale of decidedly nasty aliens doing their worst. Like the 1950s film, Spielberg sets his take on Wells firmly in the present and the ante is well and truly upped in terms of visual effects and general Armageddon. For the music, Spielberg’s regular composer John Williams also went against type, crafting a massive orchestral horror show. There’s tenderness to be found in his music for the family, but it’s his music for the big action set-pieces that stands out. No holds are barred as Williams unleashes a battery of percussion, brass and eerie choral effects as the alien invaders rip the place to shreds.

     

     

    2019
    The War of the Worlds
    Mammoth Screen/BBC / dir. Craig Viveiros

    This latest adaptation for the BBC shifts the invasion a few years a long from Victoria’s to Edward’s reign, and it’s the period setting that makes this stand out. Sticking close to Wells’s original vision, it’s striking to see alien technology wreaking havoc on Olde England. The music is by up and coming composer Russ Davies, who has created something of an alien hybrid that brings together orchestral colour and ultra-modern synthetic textures. Atmosphere and emotion is key. 

     

     

     

    The War of the Worlds concludes on BBC One on Sunday 1 December at 2100 GMT and on BBC iPlayer.

     

     

  • Who was St Cecilia?

    classical-music.com | Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:11:10 +0000

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    Today (22 November) is the Saints Day of Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music. Here is our brief guide to the melodious martyr…

    While Cecilia is one of the most renowned Roman martyrs, what we know about her is apparently based on legend. Cecilia was born into a noble family in Rome in the second century AD and was married against her will to an aristocrat named Valerian. On their wedding night, she told Valerian that she had taken a vow of virginity and she was protected by an angel. Valerian asked for proof of the angel’s existence and Cecilia told him to travel to the third milestone on the Appian Way to be baptised into the Christian faith.

    However, after burying Christian martyrs – which was illegal at the time – both Valerian and his brother Tiburtius, who was also a converted Christian, were tried and executed. Cecilia herself was also arrested, tried and executed: legend has it that after she was struck three times on the neck by the executioner’s sword, she lived on for three more days – with her last breath, she requested Pope Urban to convert the site of her execution into a church.

    It is said that Cecilia is the patron saint of music because she heard heavenly music in her heart during the wedding ceremony. However, it was over a thousand years before we see a more explicit musical connection, with paintings dating from the 16th century onwards portraying her with a viol or an organ.

     

    Appropriately enough, St. Cecilia’s Day also marks the birthday of several notable musicians. These include:

    Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (1458)

    Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer (1710)

    Cecil Sharp, English folk music and dance collector (1859)

    Mario Labroca, Italian composer (1896)

    Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer and virtuoso pianist (1901)

    Benjamin Britten, English composer (1913)

    Peter Hurford, English organist (1930)

    Nicolai Kapustin, Russian composer (1937)

    Kent Nagano, US conductor (1951)

    Stephen Hough, English pianist and composer (1961)

    Sumi Jo, South Korean soprano (1962)

    Edward Gardner, English conductor (1974)

     

    For our guide to five recommended works based on St Cecilia, click here.

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