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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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The Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition announces winners.

The Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition announces winners.

The prize winners of the 65th Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition were announced last night (Sunday 13 December) at the end of the competition’s final, streamed from Southwark’s Henry Wood Hall. The prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held annually in memory of the...

Barenboim on Beethoven: The Lost Tapes.

Barenboim on Beethoven: The Lost Tapes.

Daniel Barenboim with (right) Sir Adrian Boult From 1970. Some episodes not seen before. Starts on December 19, Channel 4. https://www.channel4.com/programmes/barenboim-on-beethoven-the-lost-tapes

WIGMORE HALL ANNOUNCES 36 CONCERTS IN JANUARY 2021.

WIGMORE HALL ANNOUNCES 36 CONCERTS IN JANUARY 2021.

Morton Feldman Wigmore Hall launches new ensemble – ‘Wigmore Soloists’‘Morton Feldman Day’ – celebration of pioneering American composer by London-based new music group Apartment HouseBritish tenor David Webb to perform...

Rhapsody in Navy Blue [Channel Classics]

Rhapsody in Navy Blue [Channel Classics]

This eighty-one-minute release courtesy of the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy and its conductor Major Arjan Tien – great playing, superb sound – contains plenty of good listening, opening with Stephen Melillo’s sonorous and filmic A Sending, then comes...

Martin Roscoe records Beethoven’s Appassionata for Deux-Elles.

Martin Roscoe records Beethoven’s Appassionata for Deux-Elles.

Volume Eight of Martin Roscoe’s Beethoven Cycle for Deux-Elles includes an absorbing, electrifying and subtly dynamic account of the ‘Appassionata’ Sonata (Opus 57) that enthrals from first note to last – the pianist’s concentration is palpable as his fingers stride...

Rimma Sushanskaya records Beethoven for Guild.

Rimma Sushanskaya records Beethoven for Guild.

It would be easy, I think, to pass over this release on the nod. But, performance-wise it’s very good. Set down as recently as October in Henry Wood Hall, London – albeit with rather edgy sound (the venue is dry but not this fortissimo-steely) – Rimma Sushanskaya...