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It seems that Schumann’s star has never shone brighter than at present; rarely does a week of London’s concert life go by without one of his symphonies, concertos or piano...
Ever since its formation in 1983 the Schubert Ensemble has been involved in educational work. That impulse stepped up a gear two years ago with the instigation of the Chamber...
The great French composer Henri Dutilleux was 85 on January 22nd. He occupies a unique place in the music of our time, which is especially extraordinary considering that his reputation...
His name synonymous with opera, Verdi, to quote from Universal’s 2-CD Sampler, had ’an astonishing gift for melody, penetrating psychological insight and direct emotional appeal… ’. Like Mozart, Verdi is...
The dynamic and immensely gifted pianist Ian Pace has already faced some stern challenges in his time, frequently concentrating on some of the most formidably complex keyboard music in the...
Classical Source requires a few more contributors based in New York, to cover concerts there. If this agreeable assignment appeals and you can give an idea of your writing experience...
When Riccardo Chailly brings his Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to London’s Royal Festival Hall next Friday for a performance of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony, he will do so without apology. "I believe...
Alan Bush would have been 100 years old on December 22nd 2000. When I got to know him, around the time of his 85th birthday, it seemed as if he...
Each January over the past decade the BBC Symphony Orchestra has arranged an ample three-day weekend festival at the Barbican in which the spotlight is turned on a major 20th...
An interview with Jukka-Pekka Saraste on Kaiku: A celebration of Finnish music and film – 11-13 June, Barbican Hall and Cinemas, St Giles, and LSO St Luke’s. This weekend brings...
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