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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...
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...
Rory Macdonald, preparing A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Linbury Studio Theatre at Covent Garden, discusses his career and Britten’s operas… When Rory Macdonald was growing up in Glasgow music...
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Film version of the musical thriller Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Screenplay by John Logan, based on the stage musical by...
Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2007: De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance – Celeste Dandeker The Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer – Jonathan Goddard (for performances...
The review by Peter Joelson and the questions raised therein, together with Bill Anderson’s analysis, have prompted the following responses. From Siva Oke, Somm: I have now been able to...
The German tenor discusses performing in opera and his role as Alfredo at Covent Garden… This is the first time that Jonas Kaufmann has appeared in Richard Eyre’s much-admired production...
Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.5 conducted by the composer on 3 September 1952 Third Movement ‘Romanza’ Somm CD release vs. private CD-R copy In the commercial CD-release, Somm’s notes mention that...
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