Anastasia Kobekina (encore).

Anastasia Kobekina (encore).

Following my appraisal of Anastasia, http://www.colinscolumn.com/anastasia-kobekina/, do try this, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0011swj, a beautifully judged account of Brahms’s Sonata No.2 in F for Cello and Piano (Opus 99), with Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (who has...
It’s taken fifty years for him to conduct in Hungary…

It’s taken fifty years for him to conduct in Hungary…

Budapest Slatkin Makes Hungarian Debut with MÁV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest The MÁV Symphony Orchestra is the gift of the local railway company, so my train of thought was to seek out a webcast of this concert, keen to again hear the Dohnányi (first came across it...
Alistair Cooke.

Alistair Cooke.

Last night on BBC Radio 4 Extra, a very listenable programme (from 1999) devoted to Alistair Cooke (1908, Salford, UK-2004, New York City). Cooke – music-lover, “golf nut” – is probably best-remembered for his long-running, weekly, BBC Radio programme, Letter from...