NEW! Peter Brook’s Musicality

19/05/2016

Battlefield from the Mahabharata, written by Jean-Claude Carrièrre: C.I.C.T. Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. Music by Toshi Tsuchitori; Costumes by Oria Puppo; Lighting by Philippe Vialatte. Teatro Argentina, Rome 14.5.2016. (JB) Read more

NEW! NCEM Announces Winners of Its Young Composers Award 2016

17/05/2016

NCEM Announces Winners of Its Young Composers Award 2016 

NCEM Young Composers Award 2016 Winners - Kristina Arakelyan and under 18 winner AlexDakin

NCEM Young Composers Award 2016 Winners
Kristina Arakelyan and Alex Dakin

The NCEM Young Composers Award 2016, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and Theatre of the Ayre directed by lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, has been won by Alex Dakin in the 18 years and under category and by Kristina Arakelyan in the 19 to 25 years category. Read more

R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM – STAN METZGER (1947 – 2016)

17/04/2016

STAN METZGER – EDITOR IN CHIEF AND WEBMASTER OF SEEN AND HEARD HAS DIED AFTER A COURAGEOUS BATTLE AGAINST ILLNESS

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A photo of Stan to make us all smile in these sad times

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NEW! Do I Repeat Myself? Very Well – I Repeat Myself

17/04/2016

Do I Repeat Myself? Very Well – I Repeat Myself by Bernard Jacobson Read more

NEW! When Boris isn’t Godunov – by Jack Buckley

24/03/2016

 Mussorgsky, Boris Godunovdirect transmission from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London at the Cinema Barberini, Rome, 21.03.2016 with the Chorus (Renato Balsadonna) and Orchestra of the ROH, Conductor Antonio Pappano. (JB) Read more

NEW! John Cranko’s Genius Remembered in Three Part Tribute

19/03/2016

A Tribute to John Cranko: Ivy House Music and Dance, JW3: London Jewish Cultural Centre, London, 13.03.2016, (J.O’D)

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John Cranko

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NEW! Another Major Singing Competition at RNCM Discovers Names to Look Out For

26/02/2016

Another Major Singing Competition at RNCM Discovers Names to Look Out For

 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award Competition for Singers: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 24.2.2016. (RJF) Read more

NEW! The Pursuit of Discovery: An Interview with Conductor John Storgårds

26/02/2016

 The Pursuit of Discovery: An Interview with Conductor John Storgårds

John Storgårds © Heikki Tuuli

John Storgårds © Heikki Tuuli

Over the last five years or so, Finnish conductor John Storgårds has seemed to be everywhere: his compelling performances with the BBC Philharmonic, his Proms appearances, his recent recordings of the complete Sibelius and Nielsen symphonies for Chandos, and many other recordings on Ondine, including his new Zemlinsky. Yet Maestro Storgårds, now 52, really only picked up a baton some twenty years ago, having spent most of his early career as a violinist and concertmaster. Even his early focus as a conductor was hardly standard: he endlessly sought out the scores of hitherto-neglected Finnish and Nordic composers, often premiering their works and recording them for the first time. These projects are still ongoing, perhaps even accelerating, and have been sufficiently extensive that the conductor already has over fifty recordings to his name. Read more

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