October 2014

Bach's The Art of Fugue is a daunting challenge, even for one of the leading Bach interpreters of her generation. Angela Hewitt has recently recorded Bach's masterwork for the first time and for our cover story spoke to Philip Clark about finding her way through the musical maze. Also in this issue:

● Conductor Vasily Petrenko speaks to Geoffrey Norris about dividing his life between Liverpool and Oslo, and the conclusion of his Shostakovich symphony cycle for Naxos

● Editor Martin Cullingford spends time with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, which continues to innovate and embrace the technologies of today whilst maintaining its centuries of tradition

● Our special Education Supplement explores many facets of music education today, from the best learning apps, to options for adult learning and a guide to the best music degree courses

● The score of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass leaves endless scope of reintepretation, as conductor Tomáš Netopil explains to Hannah Nepil

● Radu Lupu's career and recordings are re-examined by Geraint Lewis

● Richard Fairman and Hugo Shirley revisit Carlos Kleiber's 1976 La traviata – is it still in a class of its own today?

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