BBC Music Magazine, October 2021 issue

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In this month’s issue, we sit down for an exclusive interview with West End legend Andrew Lloyd Webber, as he reflects on the impact a year of lockdown has had on UK theaters and its battle to get live music back on its feet. It also discusses the new album of orchestral arrangements of songs from his musicals – coming soon to Decca Records.

We recently named the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best musicals.

Following the death of principal opera director Graham Vick earlier this year, conductor Alpesh Chauhan pays tribute to the illustrious career of his mentor.

Julian Haylock reflects on the origins of the four-handed piano and the opportunity it offered to flirtatious musicians of the 18th century, while Erik Levi recounts how Thomas Beecham and the London Philharmonic Orchestra became pawns in a propaganda campaign nazi. Fiona Maddocks chats with the young pioneer soprano-composer Héloïse Werner for this month’s BBC Music Magazine interview. In addition, BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg selects the pieces of music that have shaped his life.

In this month’s Building a Library, we’re naming the best recordings from Britten’s Cello Suite No. 1, and Myaskovsky is our composer of the month. Schubert’s Symphonies Nos 1 & 5 are on your CD sleeve.

We recently named the best works of Schubert.

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