Oscar Levant was a man of many highly-developed talents, but his greatest achievement is arguably his recording of Gershwin’s music.
Hearing piano playing by Maria João Pires is an experience that resembles no other, difficult to describe and not to be missed.
The all-important coffee break is respected by much of mankind. Even Johann Sebastian Bach had something to say about it.
Katherine Hoover, a composer of flute music and other works, was my flute teacher for a number of years; here is a personal tribute.
Audience members who have been annoyed due to the bad manners of others may believe the problem is worsening, but it is nothing new.
Jan Stulen has written a book titled The Tao of Conducting. It is in Dutch, but let us hope that an English translation is forthcoming soon.
The great and true conductors know what their mission is, but it is sad to note how many there are of another sort entirely.
It is a subject debated with predictable regularity, for we still do not know the answer: will the symphony orchestra as we know it survive?
The overabundant use of courtesy accidentals (also known as cautionary accidentals) is causing terrible discomfort in music reading.
Playing the live musical accompaniment to silent films is a peculiarly demanding assignment, but Chaplin movies fully repay the effort.