In this month’s issue of BBC Music Magazine, we celebrate the centenary of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Julian Lloyd Webber explores the origins of the concerto as well as his experiences performing the work. We also take a look at some of Elgar’s late chamber works written during his stay in Brinkwells in rural Sussex.

In the BBC Music Magazine Interview this issue, Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin talks with Clemency Burton-Hill on the purpose of performance and his devotion to the piano. We also look at the long-standing fascination with arranging the works of JS Bach. Plus, we explore the relationships between the great composers and their parents.

Also this month, we bring you the best recordings of Haydn’s Creation and Aaron Copland is our Composer of the Month.

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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.