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More on the missing concerto

Two eminent violinists have been in touch concerning my recent assertion that the Mieczyslaw Karlowicz concerto has ‘not been played outside Poland in living memory’.

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More on the missing concerto

Two eminent violinists have been in touch concerning my recent assertion that the Mieczyslaw Karlowicz concerto has ‘not been played outside Poland in living memory’.

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Panic in the Langham Bar

I was having morning tea on Friday with Anne-Sofie von Otter and her accompanist Bengt Forsberg across the road from the BBC when Bengt’s mobile

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Panic in the Langham Bar

I was having morning tea on Friday with Anne-Sofie von Otter and her accompanist Bengt Forsberg across the road from the BBC when Bengt’s mobile

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Blazing a trail

Why is it that amateur and community orchestras can be so much more adventurous in their programming than the heavily-funded behemoths who occupy Carnegie and

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Blazing a trail

Why is it that amateur and community orchestras can be so much more adventurous in their programming than the heavily-funded behemoths who occupy Carnegie and

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Here's to a lady who lunched

I was saddened and suprised to learn of Maggie Carson’s death. Saddened because I liked the old girl, and suprised because I thought she’d gone

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Here's to a lady who lunched

I was saddened and suprised to learn of Maggie Carson’s death. Saddened because I liked the old girl, and suprised because I thought she’d gone

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A report from the edge

Here’s a reality check from a western musician now living in the Slovak capital, Bratislava: The decline in state contributions (sponsors do exist, but not

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