March 2009

March issue

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Angela Hewitt
The leading Bach pianist has recorded the Well-Tempered Clavier a second time. So why exactly? She tells us…

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The Birth of British Music
As BBC Two gets set to celebrate the anniversaries of Purcell, Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn, presenter Charles Hazlewood gives us a sneak preview of the series

Where are the women?
For no obvious reason, female conductors are still a rarity in our concert halls. Rachel Pugh tries to find out why this is

Endangered music
Michael Church reports on the musical cultures that have become threatened by political change and globalisation

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