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Mansel Stimpson talks to the Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra about his career and about his latest venture, Eugene Onegin at Covent Garden… Any history of Czechoslovakia that...
Mansel Stimpson talks to the German tenor who has released a recording of Romantic Arias and sings Cavaradossi in The Royal Opera’s Tosca in May… “My family weren’t professional performers...
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Talent shows have been with us since before anybody can remember. Way back when they were a feature of variety and vaudeville shows here and in the States. Many of...
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David Hill, musical director of The Bach Choir, is looking to move forward the annual Palm Sunday performance of J. S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion and make it fresh… The...
1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die Edited by Matthew Rye ISBN 978-1-84403-579-3 £20.00 Published in the UK by Octopus Books This book comes as part of a...
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The German soprano takes the title role in David McVicar’s new production of Richard Strauss's Salome at Covent Garden… When talking to Nadja Michael the impression that comes across is...
The splendid Music & Arts label has issued some mouth-watering titles to welcome 2008. The grateful Classical Source editor has fallen on some of the conductor-orientated selections for a brief...
There are now about thirty-five orchestral versions of Pictures at an Exhibition, which Mussorgsky, of course, wrote as a suite for piano alone, but which Ravel made into a very...
One of the highlights of last year’s cabaret scene in London – and these days there aren’t many – was the American Songbook month at the Jermyn Street Theatre, which...
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The Austrian soprano talks about a career that brings her to Covent Garden in the early months of 2008 and to the Wigmore Hall in April… How apposite that Genia...
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