RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
Classical music news. Obituary - András Ligeti (1953-2021)
CD Spotlight. Just Irresistible - Orchestral music by Franz Lachner, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... memorable ... magical ... mesmerizing ...'
CD Spotlight. Violin Concertos with Oriental Flavors - Ona Jarmalavičiūtė listens to music by Nai-Chung Kuan and Joel Hoffman. '... a new musical experience ...'
Classical music news. Ching-Lien Wu - The Chorus Master of Dutch National Opera has been appointed Chef des choeurs at Opéra National de Paris
CD Spotlight. New York, New York - Giuseppe Pennisi is impressed by Joanne Chang's piano recital featuring music by Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Ernesto Lecuona and May Aufderheide. 'She is very passionate and sweet ...'
A Quiet Logic - Chang Sun writes about the American pianist Kit Armstrong
Classical music news - March 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world lost last month
Ensemble. A Compelling New Format? - Adam J Sacks reports on two recent dance performances in Hong Kong which potentially reimagine the role of classical music in contemporary settings
CD Spotlight. An Emotional Journey? - Geoff Pearce listens to music for solo instruments and orchestra. 'The performance is very tight and exciting.'
CD Spotlight. Impressively Able - An-Ting Chang's 'Water Image', heard by Howard Smith. '... highlighting the theatrical and audio possibilities of nineteenth century piano music ...'
Life around the Piano - Pianos and Wine - Jaqueline C Tu compares the selection of alcohol and musical instruments
Life around the Piano - In the first of a new series, Jaqueline C Tu describes a tussle with a small pianist
CD Spotlight. A Noteworthy Introduction - Music by Stravinsky for violin and piano, heard by Howard Smith. '... refreshing naturalness ...'
CD Spotlight. A Tactile Rhetoric - 'Last Cicada Singing' by Christopher Roberts, contemplated by Malcolm Tattersall. '... gesture becomes music ...'
Music Lessons - Cleo Huang describes the unusual way in which music helped her to cope with her life
Rui dos Reis - Jennifer Paull interviews and investigates the Portuguese composer-pianist
Ensemble. Intelligent and Cogent - Julian Jacobson attended the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Summer Celebrity Festival
Ensemble. Luminous display - Jung Lin returns to Lincoln Center, reviewed by Anna Franco
CD Spotlight. Heartfelt melodies - Music by Tyzen Hsiao, reviewed by Ron Bierman. 'Performances sound committed ...'