Harrison Birtwistle: the music of myth
Harrison Birtwistle’s music has always drawn on the rituals and stories of English folk. But is the bucolic Latitude festival ready for disembowelling and murder?
What makes a really good opera production?
‘Wilhelm Furtwangler: The Legacy’ is 107 CDs of musical hypnotism
The CD box shows the enigmatic German conductor’s passion.
Toscani collection illustrates conductor’s great heights
RCA’s remastered 48-CD set is irresistible.
Africa Utopia is the month-long showcase that its curator Baaba Maal has dreamt for a decade.
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Surround Sounds Through the Centuries
Alan Gilbert’s ‘Philharmonic 360’ at Park Avenue Armory.
Arts Journal – Slipped Disc
Abbado, injured in a fall, gives rare interview
The conductor, 79 last week, refused to permit photographs of his facial scratches and bruises but appeared otherwise in good health when he spoke to the Berliner Morgenpost.
The hot young violinist who’s dividing China in two
This is Li Chuan Yun, also known as Chanyun Li, who many Chinese think is the country’s violin equivalent to Lang Lang.
Lang Lang contracts out his tweets and facebook page
Lang Lang signs to Inverne Price for Social Networking.
Fabulous Figaro as Glyndebourne returns to its boots
Seventh production in 78 years a visual and vocal treat.
Jean-Philippe Rolland joins at EMI Classics as A&R president
Succeeds Andrew Cornall from July.