September 2012

We celebrate 20 years of BBC Music Magazine and 20 momentous years in classical music


Anniversary special issue!
It's out 20th birthday! We mark the occasion with a look back at the musicians, recordings and events that have shaped two wonderful decades


Benjamin Grosvenor
At the age of just 20, the British pianist is already a performer enjoying global acclaim. he talks to James Naughtie about his astonishing career

Kathleen Ferrier
We look at the brilliant but tragically short career of a contralto who inspired millions

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture
Cannons bang and bells clang as Daniel Jaffé searches out the best recordings around


Plus, on your free CD
Dvořák's New World Symphony as well as the world premiere recording of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Canon Fever. Click on the button below to download the cover disc inlay.