9th of February – Simon Boccanegra, gender rights, Maria Callas

Thursday 9th February 2012


Watch soprano Angela Meade on the Gramophone Player

The Beverly Sill Artist Award- Winner currently starts at the Met in Verdi’s Ernani

Toscanini and Heifetz set the highest of standards

Two more titans of Gramophone for our Hall of Fame

Playing Debussy and Ravel on gut strings

David Watkin, cellist with the Eroica Quartet, explains his ensemble’s recent recording challenge

Championing Rattle for Gramophone’s Hall of Fame

The Berlin Phil’s conductor gets my vote.

The Times

Tyne Daly on the legend of Maria Callas

A final episode in the tempestuous life of Maria Callas is being recreated on the West End stage

The Guardian

Why there are so few female composers

Women who write music are still far outnumbered by their male peers. We need to adress this inequality. Here’s how

LA Times

Verdi, was a man of, and ahead of, his time

Los Angeles Opera’s ‘Simon Boccanegra’ is but one example of a tale that resonates beyond its time