Independent podcast: Naxos 25th anniversary
In just a quarter of a century Naxos has created “a catalogue comprising the largest number of individual works and the widest available repertoire of any classical label since the beginning of the recording era.”
A guide to Harrison Birtwistle’s music
Harrison’s elemental and powerful music feels both ancient and modern.
Classical Music Magazine
BBC Young Musician: the winner
The winner of BBC Young Musician 2012, the final of which was held at the Sage, Gateshead on 13 May and broadcast on Radio 3 and BBC2, is 15-year-old cellist Laura van der Heijden.
There can only be one BBC Young Musician of the year
For every musician whose lifelong public career is launched in the arena of BBC Young Musicians, there are maybe 100 more, at least, who vanish.
Spira mirabilis: The orchestra where everyone’s in charge
Does an orchestra where all players have an equal say mean a recipe for amity or anarchy?
The NY Times
David Robertson to Lead Sydney Symphony
David Robertson, the music director of the St. Louis Symphony, has taken on a position on the other side of the world, becoming artistic director and chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony in Australia starting in 2014.
To marry the heart and the head
The prolific Catalan musician Jordi Savall talks about grief, memory and building bridges.
ArtsJournal – Slipped disc
Saxon sings out to save Bach ensemble
The theatre in Eisenach, Bach’s birthplace, is under threat of closure. Hundreds gathered to stage a peaceful protest in song.
Miloš: new champion of the classical guitar
A classical guitarist’s debut recording remained at the top of the Specialist Classical Chart for much of the past year. That artist is Miloš Karadaglić – or Miloš as he’s known simply – who was named Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year at our 2011 Awards.
Venezuelan Rafael Payare wins Malko Competition
32-year-old Venezuelan Rafael Payare won the Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen on Saturday in an atmospheric final round broadcast live on Danish radio and television.
(Written on May 15, 2012 )