In this month’s issue, we sit down with Magdalena Kožená and Sir Simon Rattle to discuss the release of their latest chamber music project, which sees the great British maestro return to the piano. Ten top musicians let us in on the pieces of music that helped them discover a love of music from a young age, and Freya Parr tests the BBC Philharmonic’s new app which provides live descriptions for novice concert-goers.

This month’s interview reveals Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber’s plans ahead of his new role as chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic. Plus, we marvel at the bonding power of Gabrieli Roar, a choral project allowing young singers of all backgrounds to join in with more experienced choristers.

This month, Rebecca Franks takes us on a tour around Treviso’s best venues, while we look back at the musical inspiration provided by visionary artist William Blake’s works. Plus, Richard Morrison warns of the impact of digital recordings on the environment.

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Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.