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APRIL 2020

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FEATURES 26 Cover story: Angela Hewitt Claire Jackson talks to the Canadian pianist about her Bach tour – and the loss of her beloved Fazioli piano 32 The BBC Music Magazine Interview Guitarist Sharon Isbin is one of the music world’s great c o l l a b o r a t o r s . Brian Wise meets her in New York 38 Southbank Encounters A new scheme brings musicians and classical newcomers together at a concert. Ian Taylor tries it out 42 iPad scores Should you ditch your sheet music in favour of tablet tech? Pianist Lucy Parham tests score-reading apps 48 Everyday occurences Geoff Brown on the music that has been inspired by the everyday, from a lost penny to family life 53 Festivals guide 2020 Paul Riley gives an indispensable overview of this year’s music festivals, both in the UK and across the world

EVERY MONTH 8 Letters 12 The Full Score The latest news from around the classical music world 25 Richard Morrison 110 Musical Destinations Michael Beek enjoys a trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 112 Composer of the Month Stephen Johnson on the brilliance of Mendelssohn 118 Building a Library

Michael Tanner explores Wagner’s opera Parsifal 158 Live events 160 Radio & TV listings 168 Crossword and Quiz 170 Music that Changed Me Writer, actor and presenter Stephen Fry

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26 Angela Hewitt

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