Hi,

I’m Colin Anderson, a writer on music and the editor of Classical Source.

Welcome to my Column, a bit of a blog: news, reviews, things to watch, and other posts to read; a mix of things. I hope you like the contents.

Cheers, Col

Magical Musical Moments. What might yours be?

Magical Musical Moments. What might yours be?

Pinned post Here's Perry Como to set the scene... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_hWTuSYSk Anything you like, any genre/occasion, concerts/recordings, revelatory/remarkable ... bagpipe recital in kitchen. Mine, of many, would include - first off - being entranced...

BBC Proms 2022 Programme Revealed.

BBC Proms 2022 Programme Revealed.

Pinned post https://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/events/by/date/2022 Return of international orchestras, BBC centenary celebrations and more Proms than ever across the UK 2022 sees the BBC Proms restored to its full eight-week glory: 84 concerts over 57 days with over 3,000...

Many Happy Returns to composer, conductor and oboist Heinz Holliger, 83 today. Conducts his own Atembogen and plays Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto (if incomplete; final measures missing!).

Many Happy Returns to composer, conductor and oboist Heinz Holliger, 83 today. Conducts his own Atembogen and plays Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto (if incomplete; final measures missing!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNltP6WTPxE Holliger conducts his Atembogen; WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne; January 20, 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCP95VyXycg Holliger plays and directs Richard Strauss's Oboe Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe;...

Column post #4,300: London Philharmonic Orchestra releases a concert of Richard Strauss’s music conducted by Klaus Tennstedt with Jessye Norman as Salome.

Column post #4,300: London Philharmonic Orchestra releases a concert of Richard Strauss’s music conducted by Klaus Tennstedt with Jessye Norman as Salome.

May 4, 1986, Royal Festival Hall – a hot ticket occasion, no doubt, but off of my radar of remembrance, so whether the complete evening is here, I know not, although at seventy-seven minutes there is little room on the disc for much else, for the first items are five...