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 http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2893

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. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2890

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Meet James Rhodes

The British classical pianist has been signed to Warner Bros Records - the pop label. Here's why. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2883

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. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2874

Monday, March 22, 2010

Trumps for Tristan

ROH's Tristan und Isolde sweeps to victory at the Olivier Awards - especially Isolde. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2863