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

Welcome to my Column, a bit of a blog: news, reviews, things to watch, and other posts to read; a mix of things. I hope you like the contents.

Cheers, Col

BBC Proms Statement

Like all cultural organisations, we at the BBC Proms are currently dealing with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. We are still hoping that the Proms will be part of the summer this year, although that will involve adapting and changing the festival we...

Bruckner in Berlin

On Classical Source there are quite a few reviews of the Berliner Philharmoniker (usually by me), courtesy of the Digital Concert Hall’s live relays. Currently (during the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19) its archive is free of charge and open to all. With much...

In Praise of Donald Runnicles

In Praise of Donald Runnicles

I had my Total Hip Replacement surgery on March 4. I was very anxious for several days beforehand. Some much-needed succour came on Feb 27, a Radio 3 concert live from Glasgow, which embraced Bruckner 8 (BBC Scottish SO), a magnificent account led by Donald Runnicles,...

Some of my favourite conductors

Some of my favourite conductors

Ernest AnsermetLeonard BernsteinHerbert Blomstedt - http://classicalsource.com/db_control/db_cd_review.php?id=16609Pierre BoulezSir Adrian BoultMartyn Brabbins - http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_prom_review.php?id=16722Semyon Bychkov -...