Conversations with classical creatives about the music they love
Following DJ Steve Wright’s death, the outpouring of public sentiment illustrates parasocial interaction, where audiences feel a personal connection to media figures despite its one-sided nature. Wright’s legacy prompts reflection on how media, especially radio, blends entertainment with content, a blend that classical music broadcasting might benefit from.
Pianists Imogen Cooper and Martin James Bartlett join the 75 year chamber orchestra for an evening of Mozart in the band’s adopted home of Croydon.
There is well-deserved buzz around this new work, securing Higgins reputation alongside that of Dani Howard as two of the UK’s go-to people for new classical music that audiences want to listen to. Like a lot of Higgins output, the Horn Concerto is a fun work to play no doubt, holds the attention of the…
Radio 3’s new station will offer music for those in search of moods and textures, who want to ‘de-stress’ and ‘escape’.
Rivetting heart-tugging stuff from the Philharmonia in this Sunday afternoon mix of core romantic repertoire.
A measured, reliable Stravinsky Rite.
5 concerts, 1 opera, lots of walking, and a little bit of sightseeing
Breathtaking music-making for an attentive audience including a sparkling Petrushka.
Prokofiev’s trademark technicolour orchestration contrasted with Webern’s sparse score for his Symphony Op.21 performed by the Cleveland Orchestra with Franz Welser-Möst.
A magazine that appeals to the devotee but steers well clear of superiority and cliques BBC Music Magazine is a publication I’ve returned to in recent months. I’m enjoyed it a lot too. It’s a difficult line to tread editorially: appealing to devotees whilst being welcoming to the curious newcomer. I often feel alienated by…