Every violinist – indeed, every musician – ought to hear this poem by WB Yeats about the value of music to the human spirit… Here is […]Read Article
Alexey Stadler (cello), Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor) Cadogan Hall, 18 December 2015 ★★★☆☆ In the first half of their London stop-off, the […]Read Article
Richard Bratby finds inside stories of the great and good straight from the orchestral horse’s mouth in viola player Bernard Shore’s 1938 memoir – and […]Read Article
Written by Peter Quantrill
Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra/Nikolaj Znaider Barbican Centre, London, 11 November 2015 ★★★☆☆ Cognitive dissonance is stilled by Nikolai Znaider’s stance at the po...
Written by Jessica Duchen
Smashing news today for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: a new partnership with Classic FM sees it becoming the radio station’s Orchestra of Teenagers, aiming to ‘inspire a n...