DISCUSSION: 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.
VIDEO PODCAST: 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.
Hermann Scherchen, the German conductor noted for his championship of modern music, was born in Berlin on 21 June 1891. He moved to Switzerland in 1933, opening an electronic music studio, and conducting the Zurich Radio Orchestra. Some notable modern opera premières were under Scherchen's direction. Scherchen died in Florence on 12 June 1966.