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!

My site is mostly Classical Music-based: News, Reviews and general odd-jobbery, things to read and things to watch. Please do have a gander.

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Herbert Blomstedt is not 93 (not yet!)

Herbert Blomstedt is not 93 (not yet!)

Just now on BBC Radio 3, the evening concert @ 7.30, Herbert Blomstedt was consistently referred to as being ninety-three. He’s ninety-two, born 11 July 1927; might as well get in right. Good concert, Blomstedt and the Bavarian Radio SO, recorded just before last...

TL’s From My Room Orchestra digital debut

Hi ColinI hope you're keeping safe and well in this challenging time.Sharing some peaceful music content that we hope will bring some calm this Monday morning.Recorded in bedrooms and living rooms across the world by our students and staff, our From My Room Orchestra...

Yeol Eum Son plays Robert Schumann’s Opuses 16-18 [Onyx]

I liked Yeol Eum Son’s previous release, of Mozart, very much, and am also keen on her Schumann, if not without some doubts. She deals a majestic and intimate card at the start of the C-major Fantasy (Opus 17), if admiring the view too much, for the music is...

Vladimir Ashkenazy Retires

Vladimir Ashkenazy Retires

What follows below is from HarrisonParrott's website (posted by them on January 17 when I was between hospitals and not doing much about anything). Three months on, I would now like to record my pleasure at having interviewed Vladimir Ashkenazy on several occasions...