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May 31   -  

Beethoven's Ninth, the app: an Ode to iJoy

Tom Service reviews a classical music app that takes you to the heart of Beethoven's Ninth / The Philharmonia's Orchestra app last year was a huge step forward for classical music infotainment. This month sees the launch of ...

May 22   -  

Henri Dutilleux dies aged 97

French composer Henri Dutilleux has died at the age of 97, it was announced earlier today. / I recently wrote about his exquisite catalogue of pieces in my contemporary music guide. His is music of luminous enchantment that was only becoming ...

May 20   -  

Contemporary classical music guide round-up

Choosing just 50 composers to tell the story of the contemporary classical music scene has been a rich and rewarding experience, but I'm only too aware of the ones that got away / Well, it was never going to be possible to be ...

May 8   -  

Steve Martland: an appreciation

The Liverpudlian composer's music is full of top tunes, infectious rhythmic power, and bold, poster-paint colours, writes Tom Service. / Steve Martland, whose death from a heart attack at 53 has just been announced, was an ...

May 7   -  

A guide to Karlheinz Stockhausen's music

Our contemporary composers series ends with the most divisive figure of them all: Stockhausen / Karlheinz Stockhausen has arguably done more to transform 20th- and 21st-century music than any other single composer: from ...

April 30   -  

Sound and Music: A new era dawns

Sound and Music has gone back to basics. Is it time to call for an end to hostilities and get behind the new-model institution? / To say that Sound and Music was an institution in need of a rebrand this time last year is ...

April 29   -  

A guide to the music of Alfred Schnittke

The real legacy of Schnittke's music is its multidimensional exploration of what musical truth in the 20th century might be, from chaotic polystylism to heartfelt spirituality All articles in this series / What constitutes ...

April 23   -  

A guide to Iannis Xenakis's music

The Greek composer trained as an architect, and created works of shattering visceral power that still astound today / It sounds like something out of a film script. A Greek man in his early 20s fights for his homeland as part ...

April 19   -  

Proms 2013: Just who is Granville Bantock?

Five of his works feature in this year's Proms. Sibelius dedicated his Third Symphony to him. It's time to find out more about this little-known English composer / Reading on mobile? Listen to Bantock's Hebridean Symphony ...

April 16   -  

A guide to Magnus Lindberg's music

The Finn has become a concert hall staple – but his best works predate his embrace of colour and hyper-romanticism / It's a long way from here to here, you'd have thought: the first is from Magnus Lindberg's 1985 piece ...

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