Tag Archives: Bachtrack

Historically-informed: the new contemporary music ?

The orchestraIs period-instrument reconstruction of Baroque and Classical music the new contemporary music ? And should performances by modern orchestras or pianists using contemporary pianos take period-practice into account ? Would Mozart and Beethoven have approved ?

Thoughts on all these questions and more in my article published on Bachtrack this morning: click here to read.

Gareth Malone: for the people or for television ?

I can’t help it: Gareth Malone’s series of ‘music for the masses by numbers’ programmes drives me nuts.

What do you think: is it still driven by the desire to educate and widen people’s musical experiences, or by the desire to make good televsion ?

My article about it has been published to Bachtrack this morning: read it here, and join the debate!

BBC opera season: review published on-line

Mightier than the sword...

I’m delighted to say that a review of the BBC’s current opera season, penned by your humble servant, has just been published on Bachtrack, a classical music listings website.

Bachtrack draws information about concerts and performances from all over the world together, to be the definitive site that brings together every aspect of classical music into a single place.

Click here to read the review.