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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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Boosey & Hawkes: Stravinsky 50th anniversary.

Boosey & Hawkes: Stravinsky 50th anniversary.

Stravinsky performances around 6 AprilLarge-scale celebrations honouring the 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s death on 6 April are announced for the coming month, including a major focus in his birth city of St...

ENO Messiah on BBC Two, 3 April, 6pm.

ENO Messiah on BBC Two, 3 April, 6pm.

English National Opera (ENO) returns to the London Coliseum for a specially-created concert of Handel’s Messiah, recorded for exclusive broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday 3 April.   The hour-long performance of Handel’s much-loved masterpiece has been...

Buxton International Festival 2021, 8-25 July.

Buxton International Festival 2021, 8-25 July.

BUXTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMME Buxton International Festival (BIF) announces its full programme for 2021, a stellar mix of opera, music and literature between 8 and 25 July.  Highlights include four operas - Errollyn Wallen’s Dido’s Ghost,...

Round the Horne.

Round the Horne.

A particularly funny episode today on Radio 4 Extra, at 8 o'clock, midday and 7 (each available for thirty days). https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j05x7 All the regular cast and characters are in place, including Rambling Syd Rumpo, Gruntfuttock, Brown-Horrocks,...

Pappano’s Heldenleben coming from Warner Classics on May 14.

Pappano’s Heldenleben coming from Warner Classics on May 14.

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben – Burleske  Bertrand Chamayou Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Antonio Pappano Release Date: 14 May 2021 Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in two works from the earlier...