ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
A reflection on the obsession with rankings
Composers in the Court Room
Ravel’s Bolero Royalties and copyright issue of the most popular classical music
The Silk Road Festival
The Chinese Miracle in Classical Music How and why is the “Silk Road Festival“ so immaculate?
- The World of Composers How well do you know your composers?
- Cultural Gatekeeping and the Maverick Musician Thoughts on “authenticity” in music interpretation inspired by Pogorelich
How to Talk So Colleagues Will Listen
Golden Rules for Chamber Music Playing
- Playing Badly Alone The joy of playing purely for pleasure
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 2 is a fiery work that captures the Hungarian spirit in a work of virtuoso demands – the violinist has to give us not only the dash but also the reflective in the melody. Brahms regarded the works in this collection as ‘genuine children of the…gypsies…’