For the last 90 years Gramophone has built up an unrivalled collection of interviews with the leading classical artists and composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. From October 30 you will be able to read every page of every issue of Gramophone since 1923 on your iPad, iPhone or desktop computer as part of your digital magazine subscription.
For the last 90 years Gramophone has built up an unrivalled collection of interviews with the leading classical artists and composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. You can now read every page of every issue of Gramophone since 1923 on your iPad, iPhone or desktop computer as part of your digital magazine subscription.
The Musicians Benevolent Fund is launching a special calendar, ' Opera Offstage ', featuring a light-hearted glimpse of favourite opera names enjoying some much needed time off. The 2013 calendar will retail at £12 and will be sold alongside the Musicians Benevolent Fund’s 2012 Christmas Collection.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the 37-year-old French Canadian maestro whose meteoric rise has astonished the music world, just took over as the Philadelphia Orchestra ’s eighth music director. Last Thursday, he took the time to speak with AJ Goldmann on the eve of opening the 2012-2013 season with a gala concert that featured Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, Ravel’s Shéhérazade and ‘Mein Elemer’ from Strauss’s Arabella, sung by Renée Fleming.
For most people, Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry probably means little more than Jerusalem , perhaps I Was Glad or even Blest Pair of Sirens . So it’s gratifying that, for the first time, a disc devoted to largely unknown music by the composer has being making significant inroads on the classical charts.
Ether 2012 runs at the Southbank Centre from October 5 to 20, celebrating 'innovation, technology and experimentation' in cross-genre and cross-artform events. Now in its 11th season, the festival presents UK and London premieres, a mix of electronics, classical music, visual arts, dance and a celebration of John Cage’s centenary.
In September, the Komische Oper Berlin opened its new season with one of the most ambitious premieres in recent memory: a 12-hour-long marathon performance of Monteverdi’s three complete extant operas: L’Orfeo , Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea . Not only were the three operas back-to-back premiere productions; they also featured fresh instrumentation by the Uzbeki-Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.
On November 3 and 4 the Barbican and BBC Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Oliver Knussen's 60th birthday with a ' Total Immersion ' weekend dedicated to his music. On Saturday November 3, there will be a double bill of his operas Where The Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop! , based on the popular children's books by Maurice Sendak and performed by the Britten Sinfonia.