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Your essentia l companion to the big gest and best events in the UK and beyond 30-PAGE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS GUIDE!

The world’s best-selling classica l music magazine

Isata KannehMason How the pianist’s unique childhood has inspired her stunning new album

George Bridgetower Beethoven’s snubbed violinist

Sophie Bevan The soprano’s best recordings

Simon Callow The great actor’s musical loves

Every month, hear great ar t ists perform complete works, including new and archive BBC recordings. If your CD is missing, please see your newsagent.

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György Ligeti The modernist who inspired Kubrick

Bows and brushes The musical talents of Thomas Gainsborough

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE… We meet the choristers of the 1953 Coronation Beethoven’s symphonies get a colour ful makeover A personal recollection of composer Henri Dutilleux

100 reviews by the world’s f inest critics Recordings & books – see p108

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