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A new tradition: girls in the choir

A new tradition: girls in the choir

Canterbury Cathedral’s David Newsholme on how his Girls’ Choir have taken ownership of a gendered musical heritage

Becoming an outward looking choral nation

Becoming an outward looking choral nation

British choirs should be inspired by the world, says deputy artistic director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Greg Beardsell

Fanny and Felix

Fanny and Felix

Sheila Hayman explores the complex relationship between classical music’s most famous siblings 

How the Tudors mastered musical propaganda

How the Tudors mastered musical propaganda

David Skinner on the part Queen Katherine Parr, Thomas Tallis and music played in King Henry VIII’s propaganda wars

The forgotten charm of Beethoven

The forgotten charm of Beethoven

Pianist Danny Driver on why Beethoven's early works should get a fairer hearing

Finding a voice

Finding a voice

Violinist Liza Ferschtman on how young musicians can break away from the sound of their heroes

Outre-mémoire

Outre-mémoire

Composer Thierry Pecou reflects on how he decided to explore the tragedy of the slave trade in music

Schoenberg and the art of transcription

Hugh Collins Rice argues the case for transcription in a technological age

Made for two

Made for two

Pianist Penelope Thwaites sings the praises of Percy Grainger's piano duos

Germany's sparkling jewel

Oliver Condy reports from the opening of Hamburg's spectacular new Elbphilharmonie

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