In case you missed it
#62 • 29.06.2017
Read our coverage of divas, drama queens, and the human voice.
#104 • 10.05.2018
Margarete Joswig, Barrie Kosky, George Crumb.
#107 • 31.05.2018
Mark Barden wants to reach you on first listen.
#48 • 30.03.2017
Tim Rutherford-Johnson discusses his new book “Music After the Fall.”
#05 • 17.03.2016
What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
#01 • 18.01.2016
Is El Sistema really a revolution in music education?
Video of the Week
Russian Musicians Getting Honors
Feeling cynical about Russia after “The Death of Stalin”? This video only lasts a minute and a half, but it might well do its part to make your day feel a little cozier. With so much negativity out there, every once in a while it’s nice to find some wholesome 20th-century virtuosi content online.
Audio of the Week
“breath-image,” from 2017, by the Mexico-raised, London-trained, Berlin-based composer Andrew Crossley, is remarkable for the beautifully hushed refinement of its microtonal timbres. Performed here by Music Ensemble Synaesthesis under Karolis Variakojis.
Collection: Brian Ferneyhough at 75
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Coventry-born composer Brian Ferneyhough, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has invited the pioneering Arditti Quartet to perform his music in the heart of the Midlands. Also featuring Oliver Janes on clarinet and the conductor Emilio Pomarico, a concert on December Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. will present works by Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Charlotte Bray and Michael Wolters.
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.”