"Composers combine notes, that's all."

(Igor Stravinsky, russ./am. composer, 1882-1971)


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Work of the Week


Work of the Week - Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Joaquín Rodrigo‘s Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra is arguably one of the most important guitar concertos ever written. This year marks the 75th anniversary of its 1940 première in Barcelona, and the piece ...


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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant on CD

Discovery Music and Vision have re-released a CD of Gerald Barry’s third opera The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant recorded by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Gerhard Markson. The original release on RTÉ’s own ...



Work of the Week - Mark-Anthony Turnage: Blood on the Floor

Paris Opéra Ballet’s “L’anatomie de la sensation (pour Francis Bacon)” featuring Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor , opened this week at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. The production, with choreography by Wayne McGregor, ...



Alexander Goehr at Institute of Musical Research

On 6 July 2015, Alexander Goehr will present a lecture at the Institute of Musical Research at Senate House in London. The talk, Giving the notes their names , relates to Goehr’s recent work Vanishing Word about the ...


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