THE ART OF REJECTION

Kate Romano on how receiving a 'no' can be both an obstruction and a force for creativity.

CULTIVATING IGNORANCE

How well do you know classical music?

PILGRIM SONGS

Joseph Camilleri takes an in-depth look at the long and enriching relationship between music and pilgrimage through the ages.

AN ENGLISH HYMNAL

Simon Brackenborough on why The English Hymnal is one of his favourite music books.

SOUNDS FROM THE NORTH

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

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PIOBAIREACHD: THE CLASSICAL MUSIC OF THE GREAT HIGHLAND BAGPIPE

Chris Bissell on Scotland's distinctive and complex classical bagpiping tradition.

THE MUSIC THAT TIME FORGOT

Simon Brackenborough on Arnold Bax's once-popular third symphony, and a love story spanning four decades.

 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.

SIR ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK - A SYMPHONIC LIFE

John Paul Hardy takes an in-depth look at the life and music of an émigré composer. 

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