About Classical Music magazine

CM_0814_R_FINAL Chosen cover.inddSeptember 2014

This month’s issue includes:

Classical Music‘s 1,000th issue

ANDRE PREVIN: CM’s first cover star remembers the London years

WHAT’S CHANGED: Our regular writers and columnists look back

GO LOGO: The changing face of classical music branding

COVER STORIES: The careers behind the pictures

Season Preview

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN: Bringing his Canadian orchestra on tour

SMALL NATIONS BIG SOUNDS: Wales-based collaboration

MANCHESTER CAMERATA: Expect the unexpected

CUMNOCK TRYST: James MacMillan’s homecoming

LIVE MUSIC NOW: James MacMillan’s homecoming

BRITISH YOUTH OPERA: Jonathan Dove’s Little Green Swallow


NEW TERM: Han-Na Chang

BBC SINGERS AT 90: Big birthday for choir

SIMON CALLAGHAN: A portfolio career

DANISH QUARTET: Going folk on Dacapo

PALESTINIAN VISITORS: Young Gazan left out of British Council scheme

PERM OPERA: Russian house spruces up

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

Buy now in print from rhinegold.subscribeonline.co.uk/Back-Issues/classical-music



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



Open in a new window