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

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Classic FM & The Hebrides … and Rob Cowan

Classic FM & The Hebrides … and Rob Cowan

Mendelssohn’s overture, that is. It’s a regular on Classic FM, as are numerous other pieces, to their detriment when they appear for the umpteenth time, and usually in the same recording, in Mendelssohn’s case Edward Gardner’s on Chandos, making whoever is presenting...

Arlene Saunders RIP

From Alexander Campbell. "Just hearing that American soprano Arlene Saunders has died from Covid-19. She was a lyric soprano who later in her international career took on rather more demanding repertory. She sang Pamina at Glyndebourne in 1966, and her Covent Garden...

Eileen Croxford Parkhouse 1924-2020

The Parkhouse Award is deeply saddened to announce the death of its President, Eileen Croxford Parkhouse on 8 April.  Born in 1924, Eileen Croxford was one of the leading cellists of her generation.  During her studies at the Royal College of Music she won the coveted...