Hi,

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

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BBC Proms 2024 announced.

Pinned post BBC Proms welcomes the world’s best international and British orchestras to the Royal Albert Hall and launches more residencies across the UK  90 Proms feature over 3,000 musicians over eight weeks, including star soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie...

Otto Klemperer – The Warner Classics Remastered Edition, Volume Two – Complete Recordings of Operas & Sacred Works on EMI, Columbia & HMV.

Otto Klemperer – The Warner Classics Remastered Edition, Volume Two – Complete Recordings of Operas & Sacred Works on EMI, Columbia & HMV.

Pinned post A huge embrace for this set of deeply impressive performances, relevant rather historical, a lifetime's listening, made all the more bountiful by the superb remastering (once again, as in Otto Klemperer Volume One) of the master-tapes - the yesteryears...

Berliner Philharmoniker – François­-Xavier Roth conducts the world premiere of Vito Žuraj’s Anemoi, with Anton Bruckner’s Third Symphony in its 1873 original version. Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Berliner Philharmoniker – François­-Xavier Roth conducts the world premiere of Vito Žuraj’s Anemoi, with Anton Bruckner’s Third Symphony in its 1873 original version. Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Vito Žuraj (Slovenian composer, born 1979) Saturday, May 18, 2024 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin In response to a Berlin Philharmonic commission, Vito Žuraj has composed Anemoi, for large orchestra, descriptive of Greek wind-gods in the most...

Matilda Sterby awarded the 2024 Birgit Nilsson Stipendium.

Swedish soprano Matilda Sterby has been named this year’s Birgit Nilsson Stipendium artist, in an announcement made this morning at the museum in Båstad. Matilda, who recently returned home from Vienna following her Volksoper debut, will receive 250.000 Swedish Crowns...

Warner Classics releases Antonio Pappano & Accademia di Santa Cecilia: Complete Symphonic, Concertante & Sacred Music Recordings.

Warner Classics releases Antonio Pappano & Accademia di Santa Cecilia: Complete Symphonic, Concertante & Sacred Music Recordings.

Note the title doesn't include the word "Opera". That's because there's none included. So, Sir Antonio Pappano's Santa Cecilia versions of, say, Madama Butterfly, Turandot and William Tell must be collected separately. Otherwise the set is true to its stated...