It was not an obvious combination, but one which allowed their very different styles to set each other off brilliantly
With Iestyn Davies, supreme among countertenors, and fine tenor Allan Clayton, it was always going to be a major event
Transcending the difference between their sounds was their shared artistry and purity of tone
Sometimes Kovacevich’s brain moved faster than his fingers, but Schubert’s D960 sonata sang as it needed to
I met Steven through Pauline, his late wife. He was a young musical prodigy and initially we did lots of competitive wisecracking, but over time the relationship evolved into something else, and the conversations deepened.
Amanda Roocroft was close to giving up till she found God, she tells Jessica Duchen
Poverty, crime and violence dominated Pumeza Matshikiza's early life. Now she is a soprano in demand. By Jessica Duchen
Lucrative victory in the desert sparks emotional scenes after race for $10m prize ifts some of the worry following natural disasters
Independent readers have been critical of Radio 3's treatment of Mozart and Handel. Its controller, Roger Wright, answers them and outlines his plans for live broadcasts
Members increasingly get first shout for tickets at events such as the Aldeburgh Festival. Join or prepare to queue for returns, says Jessica Duchen, although the organisations rely on public money
Composed in 1707, "Il trionfo..." is musical prosecco.
The South Bank Centre's new artist-in-residence aims to fill every corner of the venue with new music, he tells Jessica Duchen
It was Stephen Kovacevich’s 70th birthday party and his highly individual guests represented past, present, and future.
Orchestral musicians are very like squaddies and schoolchildren, most notably in their penchant for ya-boo jokes: witness their puerile digs about the poor sods who play that instrumental Cinderella, the viola.
Apollo's Fire - a tireless front-runner among America's finest Baroque orchestras - is set to make its first transatlantic tour culminating in a concert at London's Wigmore Hall on 30th November 2010. Fire and Folly is the title of its European tour programme and typical of this dynamic group represents a themed collection of pieces designed to offer a lively perspective on the prevailing musical styles of 18th century Europe.