SPONSORED: Ensemble. A view from the pit - John Joubert's Jane Eyre, praised by Alice McVeigh.
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CENTRAL ENGLAND: Mike Wheeler's concert reviews from Nottingham and Derbyshire feature high profile artists on the UK circuit - often quite early on their tours.
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.
American composer, pianist and teacher Missy Mazzoli was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on 27 October 1980. She studied at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Yale and at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands. Her teachers included Louis Andriessen, Martin Bresnick, John Harbison, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang and Martijn Padding.
Her output includes four operas, orchestral and chamber music, and has been performed and recorded internationally by many high profile artists and groups.
More information: missymazzoli.com
Ensemble. Thoroughly Collegial - Mike Wheeler listens to Missy Mazzolli, Brahms and Beethoven from James Ehnes and the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kevin John Edusei
CD Spotlight. Out of the Ordinary - Eighth Blackbird's 'Meanwhile', heard by the late Howard Smith. '... an ear-catching feather in Cedille's musical cap.'
CD Spotlight. Interpretative Compass - Jennifer Koh plays Bach and more, heard by Howard Smith. '... divine, finely-spun tone ...'