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Here we have another beautifully produced and thought-provoking text from the Boydell Press. It features on this occasion the music and thought of the composer Julian Anderson, who is internationally known as one of the leading creative spirits of his generation.
Following the cancellation of this year’s International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate due to the pandemic, a new online streaming service – G&S Opera TV – has been launched.
The excellent BMS CD of piano music by Herbert Howells and performed by Matthew Schellhorn has been receiving fantastic reviews in the music press.
From the glass panes of screens to border-seas, to the seal of our own bodies – how do we transcend the divisions by which we define ourselves? A new cantata in Scots and Yiddish explores the physical realities of language in our increasingly virtual world.
Lewis’s music is, quite rightly, described as a ‘luscious oeuvre’ and so if you want harp music that is idiomatic, tuneful and lyrical then this disc is for you…
From the first folk-like theme the Piano Quartet of the teenage Walton breathes pure English Pastoral – an impression only reinforced by the heat-haze of the delicious slow movement.
he glittering tinsel of a seasonal Clare College this year outshines its better-known neighbour, Kings, with a spectacular concert of music set to become the star of this year’s burgeoning collection of Christmas releases.
This is a uniquely interesting recording from Australia. It brings together, in one place, organ compositions by many late nineteenth and early twentieth century composers. Some are largely forgotten…