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• 22.09.2016

An interview with the composer Jüri Reinvere, on a musical life in the orbit of Ingmar Bergman and Käbi Laretei.

• 30.11.2017

Seeing the sound of music.

• 18.01.2016

A photo essay from an organ builder’s workshop.

• 28.06.2018

On the sexual politics of musical metaphors.

, , • 18.01.2016

An interview with the composer Betsy Jolas.

• 01.03.2018

Why airlines don’t care about your instrument.




Video of the Week

Verbier Festival 2019: The Summit of Classical Music

The Verbier Festival, with its alpine mountain idyll, has become a magnet for classical music stars. The world’s best musicians can be experienced both as soloists and as part of the classical chamber music repertoire, alongside orchestral and opera highlights.


Audio of the Week

Verbier Festival 2019: The Summit of Classical Music

The Verbier Festival has become a magnet for classical music stars. In this playlist IDAGIO presents highlights of the programmes and musicians that can be experienced in Verbier from 18 July to 3 August 2019.

Editor’s picks

• 13.04.2017

Music for books, ruined pianos, stone xylophones, and more.

• 22.06.2017

On the New York premiere of “Three Way.”

• 19.01.2017

Empathy and perception with the composer Sky Macklay.

• 30.08.2018

Where we play matters as much as what we play.

An interview with Brian Ferneyhough.

Kampela on Ferneyhough’s “La terre est un homme” and other strange, beautiful music.

“When you follow Ferneyhough, well, you are going to be alone with your music.”

British musicians, including the composer Charlotte Bray, reckon with the triggering of Article 50.


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