L’Olimpiade is one of Vivaldi’s 50 or so largely obscure operas, most of which have never been performed.
In the 40s and 50s, accordion wrestling was huge in Finland. Meet the man who brings it here.
Lightness, wisdom and imagination. Welcome to the rich musical world of Judith Weir.
Make jokes about flute players all you want, but it’s looking more likely that our earliest musical impulses may have been fed by a variation on just such an instrument.
The songwriter, 86, convenes an orchestra for a weekend gig.
Classical Music Magazine
Scottish music organisations including Aberdeen’s Sound festival, the Hebrides and Red Note ensembles, and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, are facing an uncertain future following a financial review by funding body Creative Scotland (CS).
Applications are now open for the 2012/13 Adopt a Composer scheme, which pairs Making Music member groups with up-and-coming composers for a year-long collaboration that results in a new piece.
Young composers Alex Woolf (16) and Benjamin Rowarth (20) have been named the winners of the NCEM Composers Award 2012, in the under 18 years category and the 19 to 25 years category respectively.
Tomorrow I’m heading for the new classical music trade fair, Classical:NEXT, in Munich. The Classical:NEXT programme is jam-packed with intriguing talks, showcases, performances and screenings.
Tenor suffering from a kong-running infection.