Hi,

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

From the Barbican Press Office

Following the sad news of Mariss Jansons’s passing in December 2019, we have been unable to secure a replacement conductor for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra concert on 7 April 2020. We therefore regret having to cancel this performance but look forward to...

Colin’s Column: an explanation

I should explain that Col’s Column is not a breakaway from Classical Source, more an informal complement to it; and, anyway, there is meant to be a link of friendship from CS to these pages. Having spent time in two hospitals (the second involving physiotherapy and...

Peter Serkin death

I am very sorry to learn that Peter Serkin has died – on 1 February at the age of 72 from pancreatic cancer. Serkin embraced new and rare music as readily as he did the classics and will be much missed. Serkin plays Brahms...

I promised you death…

I promised you death…

I promised you death. Nothing personal. But, none of us can escape the Grim Reaper, however long we might live. Not that I am depressed, but I am not festive either. My thoughts are more regarding two outstanding musical figures who passed away recently: Mariss...

I see I was remiss…

I see I was remiss enough to not date the above two entries, not that either is of any significance. Anyway, for the record, both were written on Thursdays, coincidentally, respectively January 16 & 23. And these words are from Tuesday Jan 28: Nicholas Parsons’s...

…and another thing…

To add to the above. I am the editor of The Classical Source (www.classicalsource.com) and have held the role for close on twenty years. Not been doing any editing since October 18 when I was admitted to hospital, then another one, and was out of action for two...

Welcome

Hello, I’m Colin, welcome to my Column; well, Nelson has one, so why not me! Although I cannot claim any Naval Victories. Watch this space for more nonsense. Regards, Colin