Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sofa symphonies?

Variously of cinemas, concert halls, salons, pianos, Debussy and Rudolf Nureyev...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Vive la France!

It's a kind of important anniversary, so here's something to mark the occasion!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Boy Called Alex: Exclusive!

An exclusive e-interview with Alex Stobbs, the young conductor who continues to battle cystic fibrosis, about the concert he'll conduct in Cambridge on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tales from Terezin

A preview of next weekend's Terezin Weekend with the Nash Ensemble and friends at the Wigmore Hall. Devastating stuff that demands to be heard. Reading and listening material embedded in the post...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Violin Vixen at Glyndebourne!

Anna Phoebe, rock fiddler aka Vixen of the Violin, came to Glyndebourne last week, and it was kind of different from what she's used to - so I asked her what she thought of the show so far.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010

Celebrating Fanny Hensel

Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd has kindly given me an in-depth e-interview about his biography of Fanny Hensel - here it is, illustrated by one of her beautiful duets sung by Barbara Bonney and Angelika Kirchschlager.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Classical CD Sales, Not

My twopence ha'penny on evaporating sales of classical CDs, plus film of Mitsuko in Schumann.