In our September issue, we celebrate Sir Simon Rattle’s return to the UK with a look at what’s ahead for the British maestro and the London Symphony Orchestra. Also in our latest issue, we take a look at the life and work of Eugène Ysaÿe, ‘the Belgian Paganini’; find the best recording of Schubert’s ‘Great C Major’ Symphony; and, ahead of her new documentary on music and power, Suzy Klein looks at how despots have manipulated music across the centuries. We explore the latest installment of BBC Ten Pieces with help from a panel of kids aged 11-18, and speak to the Labour MP Harriet Harman about her musical loves. Guy Johnston presents the story of his 300-year-old cello, we visit Nuremburg – the home of Wagner’s Meistersingers – and James Naughtie interviews the Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner. Plus, on your free cover CD, Sibelius’s epic tone poem Kullervo performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and conducted by fellow Finn Sakari Oramo.
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