Monthly archive May, 2013
Alfred Brendel lecture: 'A Pianist's A to Z' in memory of Isaiah Berlin

Alfred Brendel lecture: ‘A Pianist’s A to Z’ in memory of Isaiah Berlin

Pianist Arthur Schnabel, faced with the question: ‘Do you play with feeling or in time?’ replied, ‘Why shouldn’t I be feeling in time?’ Alfred Brendel spoke at Wolfson College, Oxford, for the Isaiah Berlin memorial lecture on Thursday 30th May. Brendel’s lecture was warm, light-hearted and insightful, and brought to life central musicological and performance issues...
National Geographic London Store Cultural Calendar

National Geographic London Store Cultural Calendar

Amid the whirring of the coffee machines and the intense crowds of tourists leaving Harrods, Sunday afternoon at the National Geographic London Store saw flautist Katherine Bryan launch her new CD, featuring the first-ever British recording of American Christopher Rouse’s concerto. Bryan gave a theatrical performance of the highest calibre, including Poulenc, Debussy, Martin and...
Review: ENO Wozzeck

Review: ENO Wozzeck

Carrie Cracknell’s ENO production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck was a mixture of immensely powerful and marginally confusing in parts – for what is essentially a very simple story line, the plot felt slightly complicated. However, the last thirty minutes, from when Wozzeck finally kills his wife Marie, are hugely intense, powerful and gripping. Imagery and psychological turmoil...
Faster than Sound: bridging musical genres and digital art

Faster than Sound: bridging musical genres and digital art

Faster Than Sound is a groundbreaking series curated by Aldeburgh Music that joins the dots between musical genres and digital art forms and bringing the Aldeburgh festival into the 21st century. In five week-long residencies each year, the Faster Than Sound series places strong emphasis on emerging technologies to help create new cross-art collaborations. The...
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