BBC Proms 2015: The Definitive Guide

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The Listings for the BBC Proms 2015 have arrived – and to be honest, they’re looking pretty glorious this year. But there are A LOT of them to wade through. We’ve put our collective heads together and harvested the top 17 essential picks of the bunch. Enjoy and we’ll see you there. 1) Prom 27: Late Read More

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Is Kanye West Going To Be The Next Mozart?

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It was raised by radio presenter Sean Keaveny on BBC 6Music this morning that Kanye West’s recent manifesto/self-promotion essay/rant/ego-document on The American Dream for Paper Mag acts as yet more evidence that he is the music industry’s biggest clown to date. But on the flip-side, what if in 200 years or so people look back on Read More

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Hear The Unreleased Kurt Cobain Cover Of The Beatles

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With the Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck documentary now showing in cinemas, there was a fair amount of anticipation of unheard Nirvana/Kurt music bubbling to the surface after director Brett Morgen had to sift through hundreds of previously unexplored audio tapes. One diamond that has come from this is a snippet of the Nirvana frontman recording a haunting cover Read More

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Compose Yourself: Learning From The Rule-Breakers

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This week’s Compose Yourself demonstrates that many music students often forget that the best composers are also the best listeners.  That’s certainly where Richard gets all of his ideas from – other composers, past and present!  Here’s his list of 5 counter-intuitive genius ideas that should get you thinking…..and composing! The First Movement of Mahler’s Read More

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