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Rem Urasin explains the creative journey behind his Rachmaninov and Shostakovich arrangements for cello and piano
Pianist Barry Douglas wonders at the rare communicative and emotional power of Celtic culture
'Sad as it is, to the majority of my parents, choral singing is a totally new experience for them and their offspring'
'There are so many beautiful, exciting, fierce, shocking, surprising, challenging pieces out there that are very, very rarely performed'
What are the values that our politicians appreciate and how clever are their actions in the long run? Asks Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä, the DNCO's Concertmaster
The BBC's Commissioning Editor, Arts and Music, Greg Sanderson, responds to criticism of the Proms television broadcasts
The Artistic Director of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group speaks out
A composer may display patriotic pride in their music but may also be sceptical about present secessionist claims
Without the backing of a powerhouse record label, it is up to artists themselves to make the project a reality through independent means
A look ahead to a new festival celebrating the rare communicative and healing power of music

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