April 2018


We celebrate Claude Debussy this issue, to mark the centenary of his death. Stephen Walsh uncovers the magic of the legendary French composer, exploring how Debussy became popular while simultaneously radically reinventing classical music. Roger Nichols focuses on the composer’s reception in England. Also in this issue, Clemency Burton-Hill meets percussionist Colin Currie, Bayan Northcott eases our anxieties about serialism, and songs by Debussy and Mozart are featured on your cover CD. Plus, enjoy our complete guide to this year’s biggest and best classical music festivals, at home and abroad.


Click the image below to download the inlay for this month's free cover CD.