February 2015

In the February issue of BBC Music Magazine...


Jean Sibelius
We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Finnish composer with a look at ten of his greatest masterpieces


Emma Kirkby
James Naughtie meets the British soprano

Music and cities
Ivan Hewett looks at the way composers have portrayed urban life in their works

Einojuhani Rautavaara
Hilary Finch explores the life and extraordinary music of Finland's greatest living composer

BBC Music Magazine Awards
Choose your favourite recordings from our shortlist of the best discs of 2014

Plus: on your free cover CD…
Sibelius's Symphony No. 4 performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Manze


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