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Saturday 16 November 2013
Listen to the tracks mentioned in Caught in the Net below:
Monday 04 November 2013
The title might lead you to expect that the main focus of David Pinner's bilious 1973 comedy would be on the “Big Four” – Truman, Stalin, Churchill and Atlee – and their meeting in Occupied Germany in July 1945. But these statesmen play second fiddle, so to speak, to the internationally renowned British string quartet (very loosely based on the Griller, their real-life equivalent), who have been hired to provide the entertainment. While the world is being carved up at the Conference offstage, the play is bound in an antechamber where the highly strung musicians kill time between performances by tearing one another apart.
Thursday 10 October 2013
Cambridge guidance from seventeenth century advises students not to powder their hair or sleep in on Sundays - and to avoid football
Monday 30 September 2013
No family has ever rivalled that of the Thuringian Bachs for inherited musical talent: they were all either town pipers, organists, or instrument makers, and they frequently gathered together to sing and play; Johann Sebastian, though the greatest by a mile, was by no means the first significant Bach composer. He was so proud of his antecedents that he compiled his own genealogy, and he possessed a collection of motets by a medley of Bachs.
Friday 27 September 2013
Listen below to take in tracks from 25-year-old singer/songwriter Lauren Pritchard A.K.A Lolo.
Friday 14 June 2013
Saturday 25 May 2013
Cargill wraps her sumptuous voice around the curves of Berlioz's song cycle in a performance of extraordinary musical delicacy, poetic sensitivity and emotional range.
Friday 03 May 2013
Daniel Harding will conduct a BBC Prom due to have been given by Sir Colin Davis who died last month aged 85.
Sunday 14 April 2013
'She's been to our rehearsals. It doesn’t flummox her that it can get out of hand'
Saturday 06 April 2013
Of the generation of Czech composers who perished in the death camps, Erwin Schulhoff is the most enigmatic.
Monday 25 February 2013
Posthumous gift to Arts Council England comes 10 years after mysterious piano-lover’s death
IoS classical review: TheSiegfried Idyll, Barbican, London
Fiftieth Birthday celebrations, Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Orfeo, The Gatehouse, Highgate
Sunday 18 November 2012
Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra unwrap Wagner's musical present
Thursday 23 August 2012
Prokofiev’s ballet score for 'Cinderella' had to wait nearly seventy years for its Proms premiere, and one had to wonder whether - at 105 minutes and without a visual component - it might be over-long.
Saturday 04 August 2012
The notion of transformation has always been fundamental to the work of Antony Hegarty, often in trans-gender and even trans-species terms. He's the ugly duckling that turned into the magnificent swan – and on Cut the World, that swan gets to drift all the more elegantly across a lake of full-scale orchestral arrangements, which themselves transform some of his earlier songs into more fabulous creations.
Sunday 17 June 2012
Supra-referential power-pop like this was fashionable in certain strata in the late-1970s, and you can see why.
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