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

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DG Stage+ – The Cleveland Orchestra – Franz Welser-Möst conducts Louise Farrenc’s Third Symphony & Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, with Víkingur Ólafsson playing Ravel’s G-major Piano Concerto.

DG Stage+ – The Cleveland Orchestra – Franz Welser-Möst conducts Louise Farrenc’s Third Symphony & Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, with Víkingur Ólafsson playing Ravel’s G-major Piano Concerto.

Louise Farrenc (1804-75, Paris) This Stage+ broadcast (on this day at 11am) was without a concert date that I could find, but some research found it to have taken place in early-March last year, no doubt in the Severance Music Center. Louise Farrenc's Third and final...

The UK premiere of Bernard Rands’s Symphonic Fantasy – BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu. Friday, February 16, 2024; Barbican Hall, London. Live on BBC Radio 3.

The UK premiere of Bernard Rands’s Symphonic Fantasy – BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu. Friday, February 16, 2024; Barbican Hall, London. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Ted Gordon, photo Bernard Rands (UK/USA, born in Sheffield) turns ninety on March 2. Last night the BBCSO and Hannu Lintu started their Barbican Hall concert with the UK premiere of Rands's twenty-five-minute Symphonic Fantasy (BBC/Boston Symphony co-commission), a...