About Classical Music magazine

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August 2015

This month’s issue includes:

TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION: Digital technology and lavish funding make international splash

EVELYN GLENNIE: The percussionist turns 50

DARREN HENLEY: Making the case for the arts

TWO MOORS FESTIVAL: Celebrating its 15th anniversary

EDINBURGH FRINGE: Classical music at the largest arts festival in the world

LATITUDE CHOIR: Gareth Malone goes glamping

TOURS & TRAVEL: The BBC NOW visits Patagonia, Travel for the Arts, young performers abroad, and Specialised Travel

Q&A: Nadine Koutcher

MEET THE MAESTRO: Maxime Tortelier

Plus much more including news, premieres, the latest from the recording studio, broadcasting highlights and book & CD reviews.

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History

Classical Music started out as Classical Music Weekly, launched under editor Trevor Richardson in 1976. In a retrospective for the 500th issue, he wrote ‘CMW was printed on the same presses as Private Eye at the Socialist Workers Press in Bethnal Green … We worked hard, laughed a lot and panicked frequently.’ After nine months, Rhinegold Publishing took over the title, changing the frequency to fortnightly. After a further nine months, as Classical Music & Album Review, in 1979 it was given the enduring title Classical Music. The second editor of the magazine, Robert Maycock, held the position from September 1977 to June 1986. He was succeeded by Graeme Kay, who was in turn succeeded by Keith Clarke in 1991. Current editor Kimon Daltas took over in 2013. Past members of the magazine’s editorial team include The Times’ chief music critic Richard Morrison, the Independent‘s Jessica Duchen, BBC Radio 3 presenter Graeme Kay, opera producer Mike Ashman and Fleet Street arts correspondent Dalya Alberge.

Current format

Cover price: £4.95

The magazine is now a monthly publication, which accompanies this website. Each issue of the magazine includes:

  • News
  • Barlines: shorter news stories and listings in the following categories: musical chairs (tracking changes in personnel throughout the industry), announcements, awards, opportunities, events, and obituaries
  • Q&A: Topical interview
  • Premieres: listings of premiere performances for the month and a ‘Premiere Choice’ composer interview
  • In-depth features covering a wide variety of topics
  • Book reviews
  • Recording: news and reviews on the latest releases, by regular records correspondent Phillip Sommerich and Guy Weatherall
  • Broadcasting: In-depth feature and guide to what to listen out for in the following weeks, by broadcasting correspondent Richard Fawkes
  • Job vacancies from across the industry
  • Letters
  • Hornblower’s diary

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