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It’s always a pleasure to listen to talented young musicians, the beacon of the future. The South Bank Centre’s welcome initiative, Fresh, is about to begin its 17th series at...
Piers Lane continues his Wigmore Hall series, Metamorphoses… I met pianist Piers Lane last November in a busy London street. The Plan A location proved too noisy to talk. Piers...
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London 28 & 29 January 2006 “75 years of percussion ensemble music in a weekend” The Guildhall of Music and Drama is celebrating 125...
13-15 January 2006 Richard Whitehouse attended the whole of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Elliott Carter Weekend – “Get Carter!” – in the Barbican Centre’s cinemas and concert Hall and nearby...
75 years of percussion ensemble music is explored at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Richard Benjafield explains more… Richard Benjafield is about to host a celebratory weekend –...
The eminent French composer Henri Dutilleux turns 90 on 22 January. Music scholar and pianist Janet Obi-Keller has researched Dutilleux’s oeuvre… My first impression of Henri Dutilleux when I met...
A new opera company for young singers. Producer Hannah Taylor tells more… I ask Hannah Taylor, producer of opera company Second Movement, what lies behind its formation? “It was created...
Richard Egarr’s new association with the Academy of Ancient Music is signalled by Handel and Telemann… Harpsichordist Richard Egarr is the newly appointed associate director of the Academy of Ancient...
The BBC Symphony Orchestra is about to tackle the music of Elliott Carter and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Principal Guest Conductor David Robertson… American conductor David Robertson “studied in London...
Alfred Brendel turned 75 on 5 January 2006. The following space is reserved for tributes… Colin Anderson: I have never interviewed Alfred Brendel, although I would be delighted to do...
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