Saturday, February 27, 2010

Quiet, Please!

The topic of intrusive audience noise is everywhere at present, and it's not just the classical die-hards making the fuss: the same applies to rock gigs and, hooray, the cinema! Read on...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Rachmaninov plays Chopin

Friday historical treat: Sergei Rachmaninov plays Frederic Chopin - the Nocturne in E flat major, Op.9 No.2. Pianism of genius. Enjoy.

We Want Music Lessons!

A YouGov poll commissioned by the Incorporated Society of Musicians shows overwhelming support among all social grades and age groups for music lessons in schools:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Close Harmony?

I have a piece in the March print edition of Standpoint about two vital books concerning music cognition and philosophy and asking why it is that such matters are so much in the spotlight right now...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Drinks in Concerts: Poll says NO

The results of our poll, and why I've changed my mind about "relaxed" atmospheres in concerts. We want to listen to the music...