Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

After you've Tweeted, Warble

Why do we need yet another naff singing contest, and courtesy of the BBC, when there are so many good ones around?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

JDCMB Pick of the Proms!

This year's Proms programme looks seriously bloody marvellous, and season-tickets cost less than a single night at the opera...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

It's back: #operaplot 2010!

Get tweeting, folks! Brilliant operatic prizes and a kind word from Jonas Kaufmann - who could ask for anything more?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Words for Music: Going Gold

See what happened to Grauniad columnist Tanya Gold when a Royal Academy of Music student decided to set her to music...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday Listening & my "Celebrity Playlist"!

Dilettante Music kindly asked me to give them my "celebrity playlist"...I'm not sure they knew what they were letting themselves in for! I resisted the temptation to write an alternative biography of Faure and went down memory lane instead. Today's Standpoint post links to the celebrity playlist on the Dilettante Music site and also offers some Youtube of Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic in music from The Nutcracker.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Fantasy Proms!

Before the official Proms is launched for the year, Tom Service at The Guardian has written a wonderful Fantasy Proms post, so I thought I'd join in. Here's mine...

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Worst Job in Music?

Is this the most nerve-wracking job in music? A few dos and don'ts about PAGE-TURNING, with a little help from Victor Borge!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Seiber Space!

A preview of a special celebratory evening at the Hungarian Cultural Centre on Tuesday 6th devoted to the life and music of Matyas Seiber. Have a look, and come and join us! Booking via the HCC: details are included.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Farewell Ole Schmidt

The Danish conductor Ole Schmidt has died, aged 81 - link to a colourful obit to suit that colourful life!