Articles By Jessica Duchen
 
October 2011
A Cornish music seminar is a fitting monument to an irascible but inspirational violinist
 
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September 2011
This year’s Proms are better than ever. Now the BBC needs to repeat the trick during the rest of the year
 
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July/August 2011
A new generation of conductors must show that the concert hall can be the venue for a truly emotional experience
 
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June 2011
No longer in her father’s shadow, the composer Roxanna Panufnik is scaling new heights
 
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May 2011
Shostakovich's string quartets shine a light on the real composer in a way his symphonies cannot
 
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April 2011
Record companies frequently take a punt on lesser-known composers. Concert halls should do too
 
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March 2011
Can we hear the strains of mortality in the late works of classical composers?
 
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January/February 2011
Why is the bicentenary of the embodiment of Romanticism being downplayed by the BBC?
 
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December 2010
A regular bloke from Munich is taking the operatic world by storm. And he’s doing it by word of mouth
 
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November 2010
Classical musicians should take time off once in a while to have fun. It’ll help them professionally
 
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October 2010
Why should it ever be acceptable to pass off as live a recording that has been extensively altered?
 
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September 2010
Sponsors aren’t splashing the cash, so festivals have to come up with innovative ways to keep going
 
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July/August 2010
There are too many indifferent pianists playing too small a repertoire and the public is bored
 
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June 2010
Music is the perfect medium to deal with Goethe's Faust because of its focus on the human condition
 
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May 2010
While Chopin’s bicentenary is marked far and wide, there’s little mention of Schumann’s
 
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April 2010
Lack of co-ordination on events, concerts and re-releases has marred the composer's bicentenary
 
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March 2010
We can now begin to understand the reasons why music is an essential part of civilisation
 
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January/February 2010

Blogs, podcasts and digital concert halls are the way forward for classical music lovers

 
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December 2009
Will Handel's most famous oratorio work on the stage?
 
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November 2009
No Music Day gives us an opportunity to stop and think
 
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October 2009
Soviet musicians had no freedom but great prestige. Now the danger is corruption and greed
 
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September 2009
Choirs have sprung up everywhere as we begin to understand the healing power of the voice
 
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July/August 2009
Long overshadowed by his pupil Mozart, the real father of Viennese classicism should be heard again
 
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About Jessica Duchen

Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.

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