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NEW: RETHINKING SEXUAL AGENCY IN ‘MON CŒUR S’OUVRE À TA VOIX’

Emma Kavanagh on the female empowerment in Saint-Saëns’s 1877 opera Samson et Dalila.

MALCOLM ARNOLD: A LIFE IN SYMPHONIES

The extraordinary story of a troubled but hugely successful composer, on the 10th anniversary of his death. 

HOW DO YOU CURATE SOUND?

Kate Romano on the rich and complex ways of listening to music in our times.

NATIONAL MUSIC, FOLK MUSIC, AND STREET MUSIC IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY OXFORD

Alice Little on the tunebooks of 18th-century Oxford music collector John Malchair.

SOUNDS FROM THE NORTH

Owen Burton looks at the use of tonality in symphonies by three Nordic composers: Sibelius, Nielsen and Rautavaara.

MUSIC AND MEMORY: PART 3

On the relationship between memory and musical form, by Young-Jin Hur. 

MUSIC AND MEMORY: PART 2

Young-Jin Hur on how longing for the past is an important aesthetic category in its own right.

MUSIC AND MEMORY: PART 1

Young-Jin Hur on music used for commemoration and to express thoughts of passing.

SOUNDS OF HORROR

From Mozart to Peter Maxwell Davies, Joseph Camilleri look at the Gothic in classical music.

Illuminating Classical Music