Composers and their cats (6)
Continuing with our furry theme, this is the most famous cat picture in the whole of English music. To read the full story on how the picture was taken, click here. (c) Lebrecht Music&Arts
And the solo Grammy winner is…. who?
When the Grammys turns up a big surprise, it is usually a mark of American introspection. The best classical instrumental solo of the past year, according to Grammy voters, was played not by Lang Lang, Daniil Trifonov, Joshua Bell, Yuja Wang or any of the expected lions. It was plucked by Jason Vieaux, a Cleveland-based guitarist […]
And the classical Grammy winners are…
Best Engineered Recording Michael Bishop (Atlanta Symphony: Vaughan Williams) Producer of the Year Judith Sherman Best Orchestral John Adams – City Noir (St Louis Symphony) Best Opera Recording Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble (Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate […]
Composers and their cats (5)
who’s this? More tomorrow… UPDATE: It’s Philip Glass.
Composers and their cats (3)
One cat score? Two always better for Jennifer Higdon
Composers and their cats (1)
Harsh critics have complained of recent waves of dark, gloomy and contemplative stories in Slipped Disc. We respond with a series of pure trivia. Young Shostakovich with Lady Catbeth of Mtsensk. Many years later….
A partner’s lament for fallen conductor
Amari Barash was playing oboe in the orchestra when she saw the love of her life, conductor Israel Yinon, collapse and die on the Lucerne concert stage. Two days after Israel’s funeral, she writes for the first time about their life together. A blessing on his memory. When I first had the great […]
Orchestra alert as Radio France faces 50 million Euro cuts
Mathieu Gallet, incoming head of Radio France, has already warned of the need to cut 21 million Euros from the budgest. Latest estimates say the state broadcaster will be 50 million in the red over four years if it does not act promptly to stem the losses. There is talk, as ever, of scrapping an […]