Interviews

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In Touch With Pianist Brenda Lucas Ogdon
“Listening to other musicians gives me a lot of inspiration” Critically acclaimed British pianist Brenda Lucas Ogdon returns with her new album ‘Ravel que J’Aime’ (released 1 October 2021). The album marks only the most recent chapter of Brenda’s rich
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Listening to Choral Composers
David Wordsworth: “Giving Voice to My Music”
Conductor David Wordsworth has taken advantage of his connections within the choral world and the fact that everyone’s been home for quite a few months to speak with 24 of the world’s leading choral composers. He started with a list
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Scott Ordway and Arlen Hlusko Explore the Vast Capabilities of the Cello
Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello Part II
Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello is a fascinating program-length collection that explore the vast expressive capabilities of the cello, while at the same time forming a powerful and cohesive narrative arc. It was commissioned by cellist Arlen Hlusko with support
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Composer Scott Ordway and Cellist Arlen Hlusko
The Evolution of a Vibrant Solo Piece
Recently a new solo cello work entitled Nineteen (Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello) and the close collaboration between two outstanding young artists, composer Scott Ordway, and cellist Arlen Hlusko, captured my imagination. Scott is currently the Assistant Professor of Composition
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Not a Niche, but an Opportunity
An Interview With Guillaume Descottes of Vialma.com
Classical music is always viewed as a niche market with a big learning curve for admission. It’s often derided as being music for the elite or music for the wealthy. As a listener, people find it hard to break into
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Writing From the Heart: An Interview With Adrienne Albert
After an outstanding career in New York as a singer, working with and performing the music of Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, Gunther Schuller, and Igor Stravinsky, soprano Adrienne Albert (b. 1941) returned to California and started on a new but
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Talking With the Giants: An Interview With Claudio Bohórquez
Cellist Claudio Bohórquez wants to talk about mentorship – how do we learn from our teachers and those who have guided us on our way? To do this, he’s started a series on the streaming channel IDAGIO: On the Shoulders
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Meet Percussionist Matthew Lau
While I have been researching a lot of different topics for Interlude, I would like to turn my attention to classical musicians who are currently based in Hong Kong. For my first article highlighting Hong Kong artists, I am honored
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