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  • 06 Aug 2020

BBC Music Magazine Subscription

Your essential guide to the world of classical music

There's no greater authority on classical music. That's why a BBC Music Magazine subscription is essential if you want to keep up with the latest news, reviews and interviews from the classical music world. Insights into the great maestros, the stories behind the symphonies, the performances that made history, it's all covered here in glorious detail. For all things classical music, every month, subscribe today. Benefits include:

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  • Reviews of 120+ new works
  • Plus a free featured recording with every issue
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BBC Music Magazine is the world's best-selling classical music monthly. If you're just starting out on your classical music journey, or you've been passionate about it for years, BBC Music Magazine will inspire you with fascinating features on a whole range of musical issues, composer profiles, up-to-date news and over 100 reviews of the latest recordings and books.

We've got the best writers in the business, too – Tom Service, James Naughtie, Clemency Burton-Hill, Kate Molleson, Jessica Duchen, Richard Morrison… the list goes on. And each month, they bring the world of classical music to vibrant life.

Since the magazine was launched in 1992, we've had privileged access to the greatest artists in the world, including soprano Renée Fleming, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, violinist Nigel Kennedy, tenor Luciano Pavarotti, flautist James Galway and thousands more. And if you want to know which artists are currently making waves, we've got the inside info.

We love delving into the historical past, too, to celebrate heroes such as conductor John Barbirolli, pianist Vladimir Horowitz, cellist Jacqueline du Pré and even such forgotten figures as August Manns, the music director of London's fabled and now long-lost Crystal Palace.

We're also passionate about recommending music to our readers. Want to know which musical storms to brave? Need to know the best recordings of a particular masterpiece? How about exploring music off the beaten track? You'll find all this and more in each issue.

Our reviews give you an unrivalled lowdown on new recordings – the ones to buy, the ones to avoid… And each review is written by world-class critics, each a specialist in a different area of music, so you can guarantee you're reading reliable and informed opinions.

All this, plus each month you get a free covermounted CD, with complete works performed by BBC ensembles, BBC New Generations Artists and other internationally acclaimed musicians. Recent highlights have included Ravel's beautiful, ethereal ballet Daphnis et Chloé, Bruckner's monumental Symphony No. 8, Schubert's tragic song cycle Die schöne Mullerin and thrilling, exotic orchestral works by Villa-Lobos.

A thousand years of music awaits you in BBC Music Magazine – and you couldn't wish for a better guide. We look forward to welcoming you as a valued subscriber.

A monthly subscription also makes the perfect gift for any classical music enthusiast. Click Give a Gift to find out more.


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A. If the subscription offer you select includes an Added Extra we will send it to the address of the person paying for the subscription. Our Added Extras are sent separately from the magazine and will arrive within 28 working days of your payment being processed. Added Extra items are currently only available for delivery within the UK.

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