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I’m Colin Anderson, a writer on music and also the editor of Classical Source. Welcome to my Column; well, Nelson has one, so why not me!

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Eileen Croxford Parkhouse 1924-2020

The Parkhouse Award is deeply saddened to announce the death of its President, Eileen Croxford Parkhouse on 8 April.  Born in 1924, Eileen Croxford was one of the leading cellists of her generation.  During her studies at the Royal College of Music she won the coveted...

Kenneth Woollam RIP

From Alexander Campbell. "Another operatic death announced on the various networks. Kenneth Woollam (16/1/37-14/4/20). Woollam was a stalwart of the ENO company from the early-1970s - singing some of the heftier roles of the spinto to dramatic tenor repertory...

Kerstin Meyer RIP

From Alexander Campbell. "Just heard that the veteran Swedish mezzo-soprano Kerstin Meyer died today. She was just 92 - born on 3/4/28. Made several Royal Opera House appearances - notably as Dido in Les Troyens (1960), Octavian, Klytemnestra, and was a...

Leonore Piano Trio plays Litolff [Hyperion]

Leonore Piano Trio plays Litolff [Hyperion]

Having worked wonders on behalf of Hubert Parry (links below), the Leonore Piano Trio (Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield & Tim Horton) now do an International Rescue operation for Henry Charles Litolff (1818-91), born in London to a French father and Scottish...

Composer Dmitri Smirnov dies, aged 71

Boosey & Hawkes and Sikorski are sad to announce the death of Soviet-British composer Dmitri Smirnov, at the age of 71 from the consequences of COVID-19. One of the leading Russian modernist composers who studied with Denisov and Herschkowitz, Smirnov was greatly...