March 2011

The brilliant violinist Alina Ibragimova heads our guide to the young artists you simply have to hear

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Alina Ibragimova
As we focus on music's most exciting young performers, Fiona Maddocks meets the brilliant Russian violinist

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James Naughtie
The Today presenter joins BBC Music as our new in-house interviewer. First in his monthly hotseat is the British soprano Kate Royal

Time at the bar
Ivan Hewett explores the history of barlines and wonders if they're unnecessarily restrictive

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Harrison Birtwistle
Bayan Northcott explores the complex world of Britain's most controversial composer