December 2015

In the December issue of BBC Music Magazine...              


Beethoven Symphonies


We explore each Symphony in turn: the history, the music, and the best recordings.

Franz Schubert

Was Schubert blighted by Beethoven's success? We discuss.

Semyon Bychkov

We meet the Russian conductor.

Teachers of Genius

What did it take to teach the 'Great composers' how to write?

World of Music

Michael Church leads us on a musical tour around the globe.

Plus, on your free cover CD

Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2 plus Overtures.


John Lill, BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Walter Weller, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Donald Runnicles