Rebecca Franks

Rebecca Franks

Rebecca Franks is reviews editor of BBC Music Magazine.


A BBC Four documentary explores the female singers that inspired Chopin, writes Rebecca Franks


Would high definition space images from NASA add to or detract from The Planets, asks Rebecca Franks


Why are pianists good at writing about music, asks Rebecca Franks


Does the ending of the 19th-century composer’s passionate Piano Quintet point to a secret love, asks Rebecca Franks


Rebecca Franks tracks down the five best places to hear Robert Schumann's music in his 200th anniversary year


Rebecca Franks says three cheers for concerts in the middle of the day


Why doesn't the largest city in the South West have a professional symphony orchestra, asks Rebecca Franks


Rebecca Franks takes a trip into the unsettling worlds of Berg's Wozzeck and Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle


Heard the one about the good viola player? No? Hardly surprising. This Cinderella of the string family is the butt of most instrumentalists' jokes. But unfairly so, as Rebecca Franks finds out

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