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MAY 2021

May Radio3and TVlistings

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FEATURES 26 Cover: BBC Music Magazine Awards

We reveal the winning artists and recordings that you voted for, including The Tallis Scholars’ Josquin 42 BBC Young Musician

Freya Parr talks to the talented youngsters gearing up to compete in the competition’s delayed final rounds 44 The Beggar’s Opera

Berta Joncus tells the story of John Gay’s satirical ballad opera that stormed Georgian London’s West End 48 Stravinsky on film

Michael White on how director Tony Palmer navigated Soviet officials in the making of his epic documentary 52 Humphrey Burton

The former BBC presenter and director describes filming the shot of a lifetime at the Spoleto Festival

EVERY MONTH 8 Letters 12 The Full Score

The latest news from around the classical music world 25 Richard Morrison 38 The BBC Music Magazine Interview

Soprano Louise Alder talks to James Naughtie 58 Musical Destinations

Simon Broughton on Germany’s Morgenland Festival 60 Composer of the Month

From global superstar to ordained priest, Franz Liszt’s life was one of great contrasts, explains Francis Pott 64 Building a Library

Leon Bosch on Schubert’s Trout Quintet 100 Radio & TV listings 104 Crossword and Quiz 106 Music that Changed Me

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny

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26 Best Newcomer, soprano Fatma Said

Subscriptions £64.87 (UK); £65 (Europe); £74 (Rest of World) ABC Reg No. 3122 EDITORIAL Plus the organ music we’d like to hear as we receive our vaccination (see p13) Editor Oliver Condy The Final from Vierne’s Symphony No. 6 Deputy editor Jeremy Pound Howells’s Psalm Prelude Set 1 No. 1 Reviews editor Michael Beek Jennifer Higdon’s Meditation Digital editor & staff writer Freya Parr ‘Taking Your Leave’– organ voluntary from Even You Song by Cheryl Frances-Hoad Cover CD editor Alice Pearson Listings editor Paul Riley

Art editor Dav Ludford Designer Liam McAuley Picture editor Sarah Kennett Senior digital editor Debbie Graham Thanks to Daniel Jaffé, Lucy Chaudhuri MARKETING Subscriptions director Jacky Perales-Morris Direct marketing executive Kellie Lane ADVERTISING Advertising sales director Mark Reen +44 (0)117 300 8810 Group advertisement manager Tom Drew +4 4 (0)117 300 8806 Business development managers Katie Gibbons +44 (0)117 300 8812 Senior account manager Rebecca Yirrell +44 (0)117 300 8811

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