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.
Gerard Hoffnung, the artist and musical humorist, was born in Berlin on 22 March 1925. Less known was his ability with the tuba, which led to a performance of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto in 1958. He died in London, still a young man, on 28 September 1959, before the last of the three famous and hilarious London Hoffnung Music Festival concerts.
Profile. Landmark Collaborations - A personal reminiscence of British conductor Lawrence Leonard, by Keith Bramich
CD Spotlight. Priceless Music-making - The horn playing of Dennis Brain, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... a sheer delight ...'
CD Spotlight. Farrago of Fun - The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert, recommended by Howard Smith. '... though these show their age, the sound remains adequate.'