In our October issue, on sale this Thursday, Richard Morrison meets the dazzling American violinist Hilary Hahn. Plus you can hear her perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 on your free cover CD. Meanwhile Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider discusses playing Elgar’s Violin Concerto on the instrument Fritz Kreisler used to premiere the work.
In ‘Composer of the Month’ Russian virtuoso pianist Yevgeny Sudbin writes about his composing hero, Alexander Scriabin; while you can also find out about 15 more unlikely composers, including Samuel Pepys, Charlie Chaplin and Anthony Hopkins. And you can explore all the important new CDs, DVDs and books in our reviews section, as well as plan your Radio 3 listening with our complete guide to the month’s programmes.