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  1. Beethoven's Seventh: the apotheosis of the dance?

    10 June 2024

    How has Wagner's epithet affected the way we approach this favourite Beethoven symphony?
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  2. Ravel and the art of orchestration

    25 March 2024

    What makes Ravel such a great orchestrator?
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  3. Beethoven and the Eroica theme

    4 March 2024

    What drew Beethoven to return to the same theme four times over?
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  4. Two centuries of musical sunrises

    19 February 2024

    From Haydn to Maxwell Davies, composers have delighted in portraying the majesty of the rising sun. We look at a few of them ...
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  5. Arrangements, (re)orchestrations and transcriptions: a bluffer's guide

    15 January 2024

    Is there any real difference between these terms?
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  6. An introduction to Janissary music

    11 December 2023

    Why is Mozart's Violin Concerto No 5 known as the Turkish ... and is it warranted?
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  7. The (mis)numbering of symphonies

    3 November 2023

    To mark the launch of our new Mendelssohn CD, we look at the thorny issue of how symphonies are numbered. Warning: may cause confusion!
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  8. Napoleon and the Eroica

    28 August 2023

    If the Eroica was originally entitled the Bonaparte, what does the music tell us about Beethoven's view of Napoleon?
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