December 2019


For this month’s issue, we asked 174 leading composers about the greatest composers of all time. One of these great composers stars on your cover CD this month – JS Bach.


Plus, Brian Wise addresses the rise of movie-style age ratings in opera. Iván Fischer talks about his work with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and his ethos as a conductor, and we name the greatest percussion moments from orchestral music.

We explore Mendelssohn’s Scottish-inspired Symphony No. 3 and name the very best recordings. The pioneering 12th-century nun Hildegard von Bingen features as our Composer of the Month. 


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