Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Iraqi Teenager Seeks Musicians"

A very inspiring story in today's Sunday Times about the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and its teenaged founder, Zuhal Sultan

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Stuff for the weekend

Reading & listening for Saturday - links to my articles - Chopin Overkill in new Standpoint edition, Wagner in yesterday's Indy and interview with Semyon Bychkov in the JC. Plus Simon Trpceski playing Debussy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Meet James Rhodes

The British classical pianist has been signed to Warner Bros Records - the pop label. Here's why.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RIP Lady Walton

Lady Susanna Walton died on Sunday, aged 83. Some interesting stuff to read, and a wonderful extract of the Walton Violin Concerto with Heifetz conducted by the composer.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Trumps for Tristan

ROH's Tristan und Isolde sweeps to victory at the Olivier Awards - especially Isolde.