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FEATURES 26 Cover: Andrew Lloyd Webber

The West End legend tells Stephen Moss about his battle to get theatres open again after lockdown 36 Graham Vick

Conductor Alpesh Chauhan pays his tribute to the beloved opera director, with Richard Bratby 40 A Game of Four Hands When public intimacy was frowned upon,

four-hand piano provided an opportunity, explains Julian Haylock 44 1936 Culture Exchange

Erik Levi tells how Thomas Beecham and the LPO became pawns in a Nazi propaganda campaign 48 Pre-school learning

Paul Robson on the plusses of early years music education and the various teaching methods on offer

EVERY MONTH 8 Letters 12 The Full Score 25 Richard Morrison 32 The BBC Music Magazine Interview

The soprano-composer Héloïse Werner tells Fiona Maddocks about her unconventional musical journey 64 Musical Destinations

Te r r y B l ain visits Chicago, a mecca for classical music 66 Composer of the Month

David Nice argues the case for Russian composer Nikolai Myaskovsky, friend of Prokofiev 70 Building a Library

Jo Talbot tells the surprising origin of Britten’s Cello Suite No. 1 and finds the very best recordings 108 Radio & TV listings 112 Crossword and Quiz 114 Music that Changed Me

BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg

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Subscriptions £64.87 (UK); £65 (Europe); £74 (Rest of World) ABC Reg No. 3122 EDITORIAL Plus the instrument we wished we’d learnt at school (see p48) Acting editor Jeremy Pound Trombone: preferable to scraping away at the back of the second violins in the orchestra Reviews editor Michael Beek Oboe: I regret passing up the opportunity, because it’s much easier to carry than a piano Digital editor & staff writer Freya Parr Cello: I was told I was too small to play it Cover CD editor Alice Pearson Organ: to be able to play ‘Dieu parmi nous’ fromMessiaen’s LaNativité du Seigneur

Art editor Dav Ludford Piccolo: petite, flamboyant and fun – like me Picture editor Sarah Kennett Senior digital editor Debbie Graham Listings editor Paul Riley Cello: to tackle the Bach solo suites Thanks to Daniel Jaffé, Jenny Price MARKETING Subscriptions director Jacky Perales-Morris Direct marketing manager Kellie Lane Senior direct marketing executive Joe Jones ADVERTISING Advertising sales director Mark Reen +44 (0)117 300 8810 Group advertisement manager Laura Jones +44 (0)117 300 8509 Business development manager Katie Gibbons +44 (0)117 300 8812

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