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In today’s news: Can the Titanic soundtrack be a gateway drug to classical music’s greats, Tido launches educational piano, and travellers to conduct the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow Airport. Staatsoper in Vienna to begin new season, Salzburger Festspiele had more than 260,000 visitors, and 40 years of the official German charts.

The Guardian

Can the Titanic soundtrack be a gateway drug to classical music’s greats?

The 1997 film score is the bestselling classical album of the past 25 years – but not the best. We suggest further listening for those taken with James Horner’s ersatz work

Classical Music Magazine

Travellers to conduct RSNO in Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is offering ten travellers the chance to conduct the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).

International Piano

Tido launches Educational Piano

Tido has added an Educational Piano collection to its iPad app. The collection features a range of music, from compositions created to help pianists to build on their technique to fun pieces which students will enjoy playing.

Choir and Organ

Programme announced for 2017 NEMA Conference

The National Early Music Association’s 2017 conference will take place in Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge on 2 September.

The Violin Channel

VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb Awarded Prestigious New York City Carnegie Hall Debut

17 year old VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 2nd Manhattan International Music Competition, in New York

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Russian violinist Dmitry Kogan dies, aged 38
The agency TASS has made public the death of the Russian violinist Dmitry P. Kogan who died in Moscow at the age of 38.

Limelight Magazine

Blind and deaf dog learns to play the piano

Roll over Beethoven! Two-year old Australian shepherd Braille is making waves on the Internet.

Klassik heute

Wiener Staatsoper startet mit “Il trovatore” in die neue Spielzeit

Mit dem beliebten Tag der offenen Tür startet die Wiener Staatsoper am Sonntag, 3. September 2017 in die Spielzeit 2017/2018.

Klassik.com

Salzburger Festspiele mit mehr als 260.000 Besuchern
Die Salzburger Festspiele haben kurz vor Ende bereits eine positive Bilanz der diesjährigen Festivalausgabe gezogen

Neue Musik Zeitung
40 Jahre Offizielle Deutsche Charts: Eine Musikinstanz feiert Jubiläum

Alle kennen sie, viele wollen rein und nur die besten erobern sie: Die Offiziellen Deutschen Charts zeigen Woche für Woche, welche Musik in Deutschland am beliebtesten ist.

Tido launches Educational Piano

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(Written on August 30, 2017 )

In today’s news: Inside information on Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra, Trump loses case against iTrump owner, and Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo on the future of his BBC Symphony Orchestra and his plans for the Last Night. Second season for Danish talent show ‘Vidunderbørn’ announced, Charles Dutoit receives gold medal from Royal Philharmonic Society, and CEOs of Bach-archive and Bach-archive institution go separate ways.

Toronto Star

Songs from movies, games helping to lure young listeners to classical music

Local station New Classical FM sees results as more symphonic sounds strike a chord with new audience.

The Telegraph

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra

The founder of Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra talks to Ivan Hewett about the challenges of building an ensemble from scratch.

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Trump loses case against iTrump owner

The owner of an iPhone app designed to teach people how to play the trumpet is able to continue using this name.

The Times

Four concerts and a speech: the busiest man at the Proms

Sakari Oramo on the future of his BBC Symphony Orchestra and his plans for the Last Night.

Limelight

Sydney Symphony Orchestra appoints its new CEO

Sydney-born Emma Dunch has been tempted back to Australia after nearly 20 years high flying in NYC.

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Geschäftsführer des Bach-Archivs und die Stiftung Bach-Archiv Leipzig trennen sich

Alexander Steinhibelr, der erst seit Februar 2016 Geschäftsführer der Stiftung Bach-Archiv Leipzig ist, hat seinen Vertrag aus persönlichen Gründen vorzeitig gekündigt, teilte das Bach-Archiv heute mit. Steinhilber verlässt Leipzig zum 1. September 2017.

Klassik.com

Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society für Dirigent Charles Dutoit

Der schweizerische Dirigent Charles Dutoit erhält die Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society. Mit der Auszeichnung ehrt die traditionsreiche, im Jahr 1870 gegründete britische Musikinstitution den Dirigenten, der sich um das Musikleben Englands – unter anderem als künstlerischer Direktor und Chefdirigent des Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – verdient gemacht hat.

Klassik Heute

Sommerkonzerte in Blankensee und Dorfkirchen im südlichen Brandenburg

Am 19. und 20. August werden die Brandenburgischen Sommerkonzerte zu Gast in Blankensee und im Rahmen des Dorfkirchenkarussells in Annahütte, Freienhufen und Wormlage im südlichen Brandenburg sein.

Danmarks Radio

’Vidunderbørn’ vender tilbage på DR1

Seerne har udsigt til at møde nogle af Danmarks dygtigste børn i klassiske kunstarter som klaver, violin, sang, slagtøj og ballet, når ’Vidunderbørn’ får en anden sæson.

The Grange Festival @GrangeFestival

One month until opens! Don’t forget to book your tickets:

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(Written on August 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall, and Guildhall School announces six new appointments. Rheingau Musik Festival announces collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, Christian Thielemann honours for 20 years at Bayreuther Festival, and music prizes for Meret Lüthi and Ernesto Molinari.

The Times

Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall

This part-time usher job could turn out to be her first step on the road to stardom after she entranced critics and concertgoers with an “exquisite” performance when asked to stand in at short notice for a soprano who had been taken ill.

International Piano

Casio Music launches four new keyboards

LK-135, LK-265, CTK-1500 and CTK-3500 are now available in stores across the UK, and feature a number of functions to enhance the playing experience, from App compatibility to Dance Music Mode.

Classical Music Magazine

Culture Mile consultation announced

City workers and residents are being invited to attend a consultation event at Smithfield Rotunda Garden on 24 August to share their views about plans to transform the north-west corner of the Square Mile into a cultural and creative destination.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School announces six new appointments

The Guildhall School has announced six new appointments, with the new members of staff all starting in September 2017.

Opera Now

Applications for Glyndebourne Opera Cup to open in October

Applications for a new international singing competition from Glyndebourne open on 2 October 2017. The Glyndebourne Opera Cup is an international competition designed to discover the best young singers from around the world.

Limelight

Queensland Symphony Orchestra announces 2018 season

Sergio Tiempo is Artist in Residence, with Stephen Hough, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Bernstein’s 100 among the season’s highlights.

Pizzicato

Malko Competition now open for application

Applications are now open for the 18th Malko Competition for Young Conductors, hosted by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen on 20th-27th April 2018.

Klassik.heute

Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival: erste Ausstellung auf Google Arts&Culture-App

Die Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival hat am vergangenen Samstag im Rahmen des Schlossfestes auf Schloss Vollrads die Zusammenarbeit mit Google Arts & Culture bekannt gegeben.

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Thielemann für 20 Jahr Bayreuth geehrt

Der Musikdirektor der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele, Christian Thielemann, hat in zwanzig Jahren  151 Vorstellungen bei den Wagner-Festspielen in Bayreuth dirigiert.

Klassik.com

Musikpreise des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Musikpreise des Kantons Bern gehen in diesem Jahr an die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie an den Klarinettisten Ernesto Molinari.

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(Written on August 15, 2017 )

In today’s news: Radio 3 will be available for listeners as a lossless audio stream, D’Addario Orchestral announces launch of the new ‘Ascenté’ violin strings, and Kronberg Academy plans its own premises in Kronberg. Wayne Shorter composes first concert for clarinet and orchestra, Klavier-Festival Ruhr-Preis goes among others to Dennis Russell Davies, and Roberto Minczuk becomes the new Music Director of The New Mexico Philharmonic.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 to offer Proms as lossless audio stream

Radio 3 will be available for listeners as a lossless audio stream – the highest audio quality ever used the BBC – for the duration of the Proms

The Violin Channel

Out Now – D’Addario New ‘Ascenté’ Synthetic Violin Strings

D’Addario Orchestral has announced the launch of the new ‘Ascenté’ violin strings – a full synthetic violin string set for string players of all levels and ages.

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Trumpet Cover of Bohemian Rhapsody is Gentle and Pleasant

YouTube sensation John Crowley has been perfect so far with his cover of Queen’s Rhapsody.

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Kronberg Academy to build concert hall and study center

Twenty-five years after its founding, Kronberg Academy is planning its own premises in Kronberg (Hessen, near Frankfurt): a concert hall (Casals Forum) as well as an adjoining study and administrative centre.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner acquires songkick’s concert discovery business

Concert discovery app Songkick has been acquired by Warner Music Group – but the buyout excludes the company’s ticketing business, formerly known as Crowdsurge

Concerti

Montafoner Resonanzen 2017

Das Festival „Montafoner Resonanzen“ bringt die Region an sechs Wochenenden zum klingen – jedes Mal mit neuem musikalischen Schwerpunkt.

Klassik Heute

Uraufführung von Wayne Shorters erstem Klarinettenkonzert

Wayne Shorter hat sein erstes Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester komponiert.

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Klavier-Festival Ruhr-Preise für Dennis Russell Davies, Maki Namekawa und Philip Glass

Der Pianist und Dirigent Dennis Russell Davies, die Pianistin Maki Namekawa und der Komponist Philip Glass wurden mit dem Preis des Klavier-Festivals Ruhr ausgezeichnet.

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New Mexico Philharmonic hired Minczuk as Music Director

The New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque, USA, announced Brazilian-born conductor Roberto Minczuk, 50, as new Music Director, effective from September 2017.

Cincinatti.com

CSO’s Timothy Lees bows out of European tour

While Lees is out on medical leave, violinist David Halen, who is the concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, will perform as temporary concertmaster for the tour, which runs Aug. 22-Sept. 10.

Jazz-Picknick bei den Montafoner Resonanzen © Andreas Haller/Montafon Tourismus GmbH

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(Written on July 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Gramophone explores how streaming has changed the way people listen to classical music, and The National Student describes how The Student Pulse App is your key to classical music in London. Also, Tortelier is appointed chief conductor of Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Gramophone

Making waves: classical music and the rise of streaming

Streaming has changed the way an increasing number of people now listen to music, yet many record labels say that the numbers just don’t add up. Charlotte Gardner looks at how the classical music industry is facing up to this fresh challenge

Classical Music Magazine

Iceland Symphony Orchestra appoints Tortelier as chief conductor

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has announced Yan Pascal Tortelier as its next chief conductor

The Strad

Van Kuijk Quartet named BBC New Generation Artists

The French group is one of seven musicians and ensembles taking part in the development programme

The National Student

London’s best classical music, from £4, at your fingertips

The Student Pulse App is your key to classical music in London, featuring concerts from 11 of London’s best orchestras and venues

Irish Times

The show goes on for Nicola Benedetti despite flight cancellation

And, in another NCH show, Basel Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dennis Russell Davies memorably take on a major flop

NYCA

2016 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition for Pianists and Violinists of any nationality

The Worldwide Debut Audition is to discover young musicians of great talents, and give them the opportunities to expose themselves to the world through their debut stage

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Menahem Pressler

Der Pianist Menahem Pressler wird für sein Lebenswerk mit dem ECHO Klassik ausgezeichnet

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Stiftung Mozarteum unter neuer Leitung

Innerhalb kurzer Zeit hat das Präsidium der Stiftung Mozarteum zwei wichtige personelle Entscheidungen in Nachfolge von Matthias Schulz getroffen

KulturPort.de

Jahreskonferenz Musikland Niedersachsen 2015

Einmal im Jahr treffen sich die niedersächsischen Musikschaffenden szenenübergreifend zur Jahreskonferenz der Musikland Niedersachsen gGmbH

El Mundo

Donny Hathaway: cuerpo al vacío

Se cumple el aniversario del extraño suicidio del músico negro más admirado por toda una generación de la música soul

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Classic FMIt’s in a piece of music Happy Birthday with and Edgar Meyer First Impressions

JazzUK To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’ve launched our campaign, aiming to raise £30k to keep alive:

TNT Magazine: The best places to experience classical music:

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(Written on October 7, 2015 )

Today is the day JazzUK launches, revealing its new website, social media accounts with full upcoming programme for this year’s #4Jazz Festival Coventry revealed tomorrow. WildKat PR is delighted to welcome the new face of the jazz organisation to our roster.

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Formerly known as Jazz Services, this organisation has changed its name, but not its unwavering commitment to jazz as it launches new projects and services, as well as preparing for the #4Jazz Festival in Coventry. Continuing to support jazz musicians across the country, the festival will put on events across the city on the evening of 27th & full day of activities on 28th November 2015, many of which will be free.

From performances in large open spaces to secret pockets of the city, #4Jazz Festival Coventry puts jazz on the map across the city, and features a carnival procession by Imagineer Productions. With promenading bands in medieval lanes, a music marquee for grooving, African-Caribbean vibes in FarGo Village, gypsy swing in Draper’s Bar and musical balloons for children, #4Jazz Festival Coventry has something in store for everyone.

JazzUK also introduces its learning and participation project, Dissolve JazzLab. Make sure you check out its showcase – led by Issie Barratt, founder of the National Youth Jazz Collective – which will take place at Belgrave Theatre on Saturday 28th November. By collaborating with Coventry Performing Arts Service, JazzLab aims to fuse new Asian and world music-inspired jazz, in order to dissolve barriers, and embrace cultural diversity and inclusivity through musical experimentation and improvisation. Download their new immersive app, which is an innovative educational tool with interactive videos, multitrack recordings and musical notations.

#4Jazz Festival continues to showcase some of the country’s best jazz performers, including Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman, Arun Ghosh’s Sextet and Budapest Cafe Orchestra. In addition, the festival features Coventry’s upcoming musicians, as well as local venues, arts organisations and businesses, giving the festival a community feel, and providing fantastic opportunities for upcoming artists.

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To keep up to date with the latest news, visit JazzUK’s new website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to check out this year’s fantastic #4Jazz Festival Coventry programme.

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(Written on September 28, 2015 )

Yesterday marked the unveiling of ‘Apple Music‘ – pioneering app, streaming service and 24 hour radio which claims to bring ‘the largest and most diverse collection of music on the planet’ directly to your fingertips.

According to Jimmy Iovine, “Online music has become a complicated mess of apps, services and websites” and in the classical music world, this statement could not be more true. Despite the plethora of options available to the tech-savvy listener, how is it that classical music lovers are still struggling to find recordings of their favourite pieces online? In a recent article on The Record, Anastasia Tsioulcas argues that the problem lies with metadata (the information that coexists with every digital music file.)

But what does this actually mean? Well, if you have ever tried to find a specific aria or overture on Spotify for example, you have probably already fallen victim to this complex phenomenon. Who do you select as the artist? The composer? The orchestra? The soloist? The opera company? The conductor? Unlucky for you, the answer is different every time. Just one incorrect search term and you risk eliminating the result you are looking for.

From Grooveshark to Pandora, numerous streaming and downloading websites have appeared on our computer screens over the past decade, but none of them provide such a comprehensive selection of music, the possibilities to connect with artists nor the personalized services which ‘Apple Music’ promises to do. With its Worldwide Debut on 30 June, we will be interested to see whether this new interactive app will put an end to our classical music streaming struggles. If it does, $9.99/month seems like a small price to pay.

(Written on June 9, 2015 )

Tomorrow afternoon Richard Birkin will be performing at the Apple Store on Regent Street.

At 7:15pm composer Richard Birkin performs his new EP ‘Songs for Spoken Words’ in its entirety. Joined by the Iskra Quartet, the performance will include the live debut of the Rubato platform, developed by Richard and software developer Tom Armitage. Everyone in the audience with an internet capable phone can view the synchronised images and words to view and read along with the instrumental performance.

Make sure to reserve your place online to get the best seat!

For up-to-date information about Richard Birkin make sure to head to his twitter page.

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(Written on February 23, 2015 )

WildKat PR is thrilled to be working on our third production with Silent Opera – their production of Giovanni.

Silent Opera are a young, innovative opera company creating immersive, original and technologically challenging work in the UK. Their work reaches out to the new generation of theatre and operagoers, uniquely developing the operatic art form for the future.

Their aim is to recreate and remaster opera’s classic repertoire for a new generation, preserving its artistic quality whilst developing it for new spaces and new audiences.

A digital remastering of Mozart’s classic opera, Giovanni invites you to join him for the evening to witness his climactic, demonic and appalling downfall. An operatic orgy of drinking, lascivious tricks and tense confrontation, the audience are drawn into his most intimate circle to judge him, drink with him and condemn him in his final moments.

Hurtling opera into a modern vernacular, Silent Opera use spoken word, pre-recorded thoughts, projection and live sound manipulation to mould, blend and transform the aural sound space.

Silent Opera are also developing a unique smartphone app that will feature in Giovanni and all future productions as an interactive, creative and theatrical key into their shows.

Anyone will be available to download the ‘home’ app for free and it will feature past show material, information about Silent Opera, biographies and information about future shows. Ticket holders will also be able to download all show appropriate material to their phone, including unique pre-show content, uploads by the characters, ‘play-along’ information and reminders.

During Giovanni audience members will be able to comment, experience and play along with the story as it unfolds as well as having live sound content and video downloaded straight to their phones. They will receive off-stage character updates, motivations and locations as well as being asked the final, damning question – should Giovanni live or die?

Cast

Giovanni – Benedict Nelson

Leporello – Frederick Long

Creatives

Director/Design – Daisy Evans

Technical Design – Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn

Music Director – Stephen Higgins

Production Manager – Joseph Sheppard

Producer – David Adkin

Giovanni is being performed as part of The Vault Festival at The Vaults, Waterloo 25 February – 8 March 2015.

For more information and to book tickets please visit Silent Opera’s website or have a look at their Twitter and Facebook pages.

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(Written on December 18, 2014 )

Classical News

Guardian

Giving a musical voice to war’s unsung victims

Composer Sally Beamish has turned one of Andrew Motion’s war poems into a new oratorio. The former poet laureate explains their tribute to the ‘damaged living’

BBC Radio 3 doesn’t score highly with Ed Vaizey

Culture minister says he prefers the ‘absolutely brilliant’ Classic FM to its BBC rival because it is ‘accessible and informal’

Times

Richard Morrison: ‘Britain plays second fiddle when it comes to Strads’

It’s awful that vintage violins lie silent when there are hundreds of brilliant players desperate to bring them to life

Classical Music Magazine

Ulster Orchestra in crisis talks with funders and culture minister

A statement released by the Ulster Orchestra acknowledges the precarious situation of its finances and suggests that, in the still uncertain event of the orchestra surviving beyond the current financial year, its future will be ‘not as we have come to know it over the last 50 years’.

Classic FM

New app explains music as you listen – but you need to leave your mobile ON during concerts

The Philadelphia Orchestra has released an app that turns your mobile phone into an interactive concert programme.

The Strad

Northern Ireland’s Ulster Orchestra faces imminent closure, warns chairman

The ensemble has appealed for £500,000 in emergency funding from Belfast City Council

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Milanov Named Music Director In Chautauqua

49-year-old Bulgarian conductor Rossen Milanov has been named the ninth music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (NY).

London Evening Standard

The 1000: London’s most influential people 2014 – Music makers

British artists are responsible for one in eight albums sold around the world – proof of London’s flourishing music scene. From urban soul to contemporary classical, there is room for new and old

Spiegel Online

Bayreuther Festspiele: Gregor Gysi vertritt künftig die Wagner-Familie

Der Linke Gregor Gysi begibt sich in schillernde Gesellschaft: Als Anwalt wird er künftig die Familie Wagner vertreten.

Klassik.com

Kent Nagano kritisiert Ausrichtung der Bildungspolitik nach Pisa-Studien

Weder Sprachen noch Künste würden in Studien berücksichtigt

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Verschätzt: Konzertreihe im Pariser ‘Palais Royal’ nach der ersten Saison abgesagt

Die komplette Konzertsaison 2014/15 der ‘Lundis Musicaux’ in dem von Kardinal Richelieu erbauten Theater des ‘Palais Royal’ in Paris wurde abgesagt.

concerti

„Der christliche Glaube ist mir eine starke Inspiration“

Der Pianist Martin Helmchen erzählt von seinem Weg auf die großen Bühnen der Welt, von Vaterzeit und dem höheren Ziel der Musik

The Washington Post

When art sings: How paintings have fared on the musical and opera stage

Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibiton” is one of the most famous works of concert music; even if you think you don’t know it, you know it.

The New York Times

Working and Playing at the Side of the Master Artist

Musicians From Marlboro Take Their Lessons on the Road

Tweets

Wigmore Hall ‏@wigmore_hall: Find out more about Wigmore Hall’s permanent exhibition of Clive Barda’s photos: http://bit.ly/1ri2Qe2  #WHBarda

Telegraph Classical @TeleClassical: Great piano playing from Richard Uttley, but not sure about the video… http://fw.to/kmo6zyN 

Classic FM @ClassicFM: You can submit your nominations for the 2015 Music Teacher Awards: http://classfm.co/fh9VUZ  @MusicEdExpo

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: Are the new Music Teachers’ Board exams too soft or a realistic alternative to traditional grade exams? http://bit.ly/1qHbOlu

Andrew Motion and Sally Beamish

Andrew Motion and Sally Beamish: collaborators on the oratorio Equal Voices. Photograph: Paul Joyce

 

 

(Written on October 17, 2014 )