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

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BBC Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall – Kahchun Wong conducts Takemitsu’s Requiem & Shostakovich Five, with Sayaka Shoji playing Toshio Hosokawa’s ‘Prayer’ Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall – Kahchun Wong conducts Takemitsu’s Requiem & Shostakovich Five, with Sayaka Shoji playing Toshio Hosokawa’s ‘Prayer’ Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Friday, February 9, 2014 Barbican Hall, London Kahchun Wong will in a few months succeed Mark Elder at the Hallé. While one might have wished for something less ubiquitous than Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, its programming ensured that however many interpretations of...

The Vienna Philharmonic mourns the loss of Seiji Ozawa.

The Vienna Philharmonic mourns the loss of Seiji Ozawa.

© Wiener Philharmoniker / Benedikt Dinkhauser The Vienna Philharmonic mourns the loss of our honorary member Seiji Ozawa, one of the great conductors of our time. We look back with gratitude and love on many concerts and opera performances together, especially on our...

Berliner Philharmoniker mourns Seiji Ozawa.

Berliner Philharmoniker mourns Seiji Ozawa.

Seiji Ozawa(Photo: Holger Kettner) The Berliner Philharmoniker mourns the death of honorary member Seiji Ozawa, who died on 6 February 2024, at the age of 88. Eva-Maria Tomasi and Stefan Dohr, orchestra board members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, said: “For us as an...

Sir John Eliot Gardiner delays his return to conducting.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner delays his return to conducting.

“As announced by the board and management of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras today [February 8], I am extending my time away from public music-making until later in the year in the wake of last August’s incident – something for which I have accepted full...

British Guitar Sensation Signs with Decca!

British Guitar Sensation Signs with Decca!

LISTEN TO HER FIRST SINGLE ‘ESTRELLITA’ HERE https://alexandrawhittingham.lnk.to/estrellita  Decca Classics is proud to announce the signing of classical guitarist AlexandraWhittingham. Dubbed a "young 21st-century virtuoso" by The Guardian, Alexandra’s...