9th April: Galina Ustvolskaya’s music, Firework-Maker’s Daughter and Kent Nagano

Tuesday 9th April 2013

The Guardian

A guide to Galina Ustvolskaya’s music

The Russian composer’s brutally uncompromising work has an elementality that’s both horrifying and thrilling.

The Telegraph

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, The Opera Group & Opera North 7 ROH2, Linbury Studio Theatre

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is a smartly gift-wrapped musical entertainment which won’t put a child off opera for life, says Rupert Christiansen.

BBC News

Margaret Thatcher: An inspiration to artists?

Has any other post-war politician provoked so much artistic output?

Classic FM

From The Back Desk – Gavin Edwards, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

In the first of a new series of interviews, we talk to the OAE’s Gavin Edwards about the real life of an orchestral musician. Horn player, Haydn fan and partial to throwing a TV out of a hotel window?


Graham Johnson awarded Wigmore Hall Medal

Pianist and lieder accompanist honoured for ‘unstinting championing of So

The Gazette (via Arts Journal)

OSM officials are denying that Kent Nagano will be on his way in 2016 – without quite affirming that the Californian conductor is planning to stay.

Galina Ustvolskaya
The Guardian