VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
Classical music news. Training in Vienna - The second group of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Academy students is beginning its training
CD Spotlight. The Dead in the Square - Allan Pettersson's Symphony No 12, strongly recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Christian Lindberg gives a colossal interpretation of this difficult score, where everybody involved is wholly engrossed in Pettersson's unique creation.'
Ensemble. Siena Wins a Heroic Bet - Giuseppe Pennisi attends the opening performance of the completely re-designed Chigiana International Festival and Summer Academy
Classical music news - April 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world lost last month
Classical music news. Frutillar Music Weeks - The Municipal Symphonic Orchestra of Copiapó gives a spectacular concert at Chile's most important classical music event
Classical music news. Obituary - Juan Orrego-Salas (1919-2019)
CD Spotlight. A Precocious Gift - Orchestral music by Enrique Soro, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'The composer's melodic instinct, mastery of orchestration and sense of form are evident throughout ...'
CD Spotlight. Many Paths - Piano music by Frederic Rzewski impresses Roderic Dunnett. '... a marvel of composition, enjoyable by anyone.'
CD Spotlight. Universal Americanism? - Classical-dance fusion, heard by Howard Smith. 'Councell-Vargas performs all the pieces with flair.'
Ensemble. A Magnificent Piece - Daniel Catán's 'Il Postino' impresses Maria Nockin
'Shooting the Pianist'! - The eerie case of a South-American pianistic 'revenant', by Malcolm Troup
CD Spotlight. Wonderful exuberance - A new release of music by Nancy Galbraith, recommended by Carson Cooman. '... music to be played and heard again and again.'
CD Spotlight - Incomparable performances. '... refined music making ...' Pola Baytelman plays Albéniz and Ginastera, by John Bell Young