2nd February – Andreas Scholl, Wisława Szymborska and Adam Fischer

Thursday 2nd February 2012

Arizona Daily Star

Poland’s ‘Mozart Of Poetry’ Dies.

Poland’s 1996 Nobel Prize-winning poet Wisława Szymborska, whose simple words and playful verse plucked threads of irony and empathy out of life, has died. She was 88.

ArtsJournal: Slipped Disc

Hungarian Conductor Urges European MPs To Exclude His Racist Government.

The conductor Adam Fischer has joined the chorus of cultural opinion demanding the isolation of Victor Orban’s government.


RPS and Britten-Pears Foundation Commission Six New Works.

2013 marks the Royal Philharmonic Society’s bicentenary and Britten’s centenary.


Andreas Scholl: From Bach To Depeche Mode.

Countertenor Andreas Scholl talks to Adam Sweeting about his new CD of Bach cantatas – and his passion for Eighties electropop.

The Guardian

Why Do So Many Musicians Avoid Their Own Recordings?

Almost every performer or composer I’ve met cannot stomach hearing their own recordings – even when they’re the best you could ever hope to hear. Why not? Tom Service writes.

The New Yorker

The Last Don: Remembering the Conductor of “Soul Train”.

Don Cornelius, who died earlier today, apparently by suicide (early reports say “self-inflicted gunshot wound”), was one of the giants of American music, though he never played a note.