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

A Statement of Listening Intent

A Statement of Listening Intent

When I listen to music I do so as a singular act of concentration, not as a riposte to inclement weather, or for relaxing, or as background to another occupation. Whether a Light Music gem, such as Ronald Binge’s Elizabethan Serenade, or the thrilling energy and...

Parry’s Judith on Chandos

Chandos is about to issue the first-ever recording of Hubert Parry’s Judith. If you’d like to know more about the music, please click on the following link (the performers are the same): http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=16335

Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day. Billets-doux sent out ... If music be the food of love, play on. Let me spool back a fortnight to Friday January 31. The plan was simple, to watch a Beethoven concert live from Dublin, Leonard Slatkin conducting the RTÉ National Symphony...

New MD at the DSO

A few weeks ago the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced that Italian conductor Jader Bignamini has been appointed Music Director beginning with the 2020-2021 season. He succeeds Leonard Slatkin. Jader Turandot...