RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
The Romanian conductor Sergiu Comissiona was born on 16 June 1928 in Bucharest. He studied and conducted in Europe, then Israel and the Ulster Orchestra before moving across the Atlantic to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1969. He was the music advisor and principal conductor for the American Symphony Orchestra from 1979. He died in Oklahoma City on 5 March 2005.
Jerome Rose - In the build-up to New York's International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Richard Meszto writes about the festival's founder
CD Spotlight. Quite Magical - Marin Alsop conducts Dvorák Symphonies, enjoyed by Howard Smith. 'The Baltimores' finale sings and blazes with equal compulsion ...'