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SEPTEMBER 2023

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FEATURES 26 Cover: Anna Lapwood

The organist and conductor tells Richard Morrison all about her remarkable journey to TikTok stardom 36 Ancient and Modern As it turns 50 years old, the pioneering Academy of

Ancient Music’s history is related by Nicholas Kenyon 40 Opera Heroines Rebecca Franks explores the neglected operas written

by women composers, dating back to the 17th century 44 Life at the front To m S t e w a r t visits Kyiv, where the National Symphony

Orchestra of Ukraine is playing on against the odds

EVERY MONTH 8 Letters 12 The Full Score

The latest news and interviews from the music world 25 Richard Morrison 32 The BBC Music Magazine Interview

Composer Tan Dun tells Claire Jackson how nature in all its forms lies at the very heart of his music 60 Musical Destinations

Jeremy Pound enjoys an evening around Tchaikovsky’s card table at The Grange Festival in rural Hampshire 62 Composer of the Month

As well as his famous symphonies and chamber works, Haydn wrote many f ine operas, reveals George Hall 66 Building a Library

Te r r y W i l l i a m s takes an aural wander around Brno in the company of the best versions of Janáček’s Sinfonietta 98 Live concert and opera highlights 100 Radio & TV 104 Crossword and Quiz 106 Music that Changed Me

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26 Anna Lapwood

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