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il y a 15 heures, 42 minutes   -  

The Tsar's Bride - Barenboim, Milan broadcast

What have things come to, when Ivan The Terrible should now be known as "one of the same characters that inspired Eisenstein", according to the blurb on BBC Radio 3. Ivan the Terrible, supposedly a demonic despot who cast a shadow over all Tsars to ...

29 Mars   -  

Andreas Schager - shining new Parsifal, Berlin, Barenboim

Andreas Schager made his role debut as Parsifal with Daniel Barenboim in a new production for the Berlin Staatsoper. From all accounts, Schager's the bright new hope in the Wagner tenor world. He sang an outstanding Siegfried in Barenboim's BBC ...

28 Mars   -  

My Top 10 Hits of the 20th Century

HERE are Pierre Boulez's Top Ten Hits from mthe 20th Century. Anyone can play !  and should, because the fun is in the process of thinking, not in Becknmessering a result. My Top Ten HIts of the 20th Century. In Random Order. Subject to ...

28 Mars   -  

Boulez Top 10 Hits of the 20th century

Fifteen years ago, a US journalist  John Schaefer, had a good idea. Rather than interview Pierre Boulez, ask him to pick his Top Ten Hits of 20th century music. (more here)  And to his surprise, Boulez agreed. What a fun idea ! ...

26 Mars   -  

Boulez at 90 : a personal appreciation

Pierre Boulez turns 90 on March 26th. Celebrations started months ago, and will continue for a while.  There's so much interest in Boulez that it would be impossible to squash it all in at once. In January,  François-Xavier Roth ...

24 Mars   -  

What's really ahead for BBC Radio 3 ?

On Thursday, the BBC Trust published a review of BBC Music stations (full document here). So what really does the future hold for BBC Radio 3? It's striking how much commercial competitors have had an impact on the Trust's recommendations. ...

22 Mars   -  

Boulez at 90 Barbican London Pli selon pli

The Barbican's Total Immersion Day  Boulez at 90, came to a climax with Notations 1, 7, 4, 3 & 2 and Pli selon pli.  A grand climax indeed, for these are pieces scored for very grand forces indeed - yet grandeur is not the ...

20 Mars   -  

Svatoslav Richter 100th Birthday

In honour of Svatoslav Richter's centenary, a special programme on BR Klassik "Der Heimatlose" HERE

20 Mars   -  

ENO Annual Review 2013/14

The English National Opera published its Annual Review this week. Surprise ! Contrary to expectations, it's in the red !  Just. The year 2013/14 ended with an an unrestricted surplus of £208,000 following box office income of ...

19 Mars   -  

Poetry beyond words - Nash Ensemble Wigmore Hall

The Nash Ensemble's 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the Wigmore Hall were crowned by a recital that typifies the Nash's visionary mission.  Above, the dearly-loved founder, Amelia Freeman,  a quietly revolutionary figure in  her own ...
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