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JANUARY 2024

January Radio 3

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FEATURES 26 Cover: Angela Gheorghiu

The soprano tells Christopher Cook how she is marking 100 years since Puccini’s death in suitably songful style 36 The Third Man Andrew Green investigates how a wealthy mover and shaker may have given f light to The Lark Ascending 40 All aboard! Jeremy Pound sets off on a voyage around the famous works inspired by boats, from skiffs to cruise liners 46 Maestro A new f ilm about Leonard Bernstein and his wife

Felicia hits all the right notes, as Michael Beek discovers 52 Great Scots Michael White visits the Scottish Chamber Orchestra which, at 50 years old, is enjoying life as much as ever

56 Spiritual rebirth Simon Broughton on the thriving Mugham tradition

EVERY MONTH 8 Letters 12 The Full Score

The latest news and interviews from the music world 25 Richard Morrison 32 The BBC Music Magazine Interview

Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić talks to Claire Jackson 60 Musical Destinations

Stephen Pritchard takes a trip to Lucerne, Switzerland 62 Composer of the Month

The revolutionary world of John Cage, by Nick Shave 66 Building a Library

Owen Mortimer on Strauss’s Second Horn Concerto 100 Radio & TV 104 Crossword and Quiz 106 Music that Changed Me

Cellist Sol Gabetta

26 Angela Gheorghiu

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