Along with several special guests, David Robertson celebrates his birthday by breaking out the French bubbly.
A Stravinsky double bill with the MSO reveals the power of Spring.
Reinvented Israeli composer gets reinvented for the 21st century.
Naxos’ new 30-disc Brazilian series sets off in classical style.
20th-century Italian rep proves well worth making the effort.
The 16-year-old violinist tells us about preparing for her performance as soloist in Vivaldi’s La Tempesta concerto with the ACO Academy.
It was the sound of the “long-slidey-thing” that opened up the world of classical music for this conductor. He reflects on the influence of Kleiber, his time as an orchestral assistant, and his passion for new music.
Many influences combined to make Grieg’s music so instantly memorable but, says Jessica Duchen, it took his immaculate sense of balance to make them all work together.
Love, torture and death are all vividly painted in Janáček’s rhapsody for orchestra Taras Bulba. Australian World Orchestra Artistic Director and Janáček specialist Alexander Briger tells us about the Czech composer’s Russian obsession and why his retelling of Gogol’s bloody tale is one of his greatest masterpieces.
The German violist talks about Bartók’s Viola Concerto, written in the final weeks of the composer’s life, inspired by the destruction of Hungary during WWII, and a fearsome challenge for musicians.
Daniel Rojas delivers a riveting re-imagination of Piazzolla’s tangos.
Jordan’s non-period band offers Beethoven in a hurry.
Virtuosity meets expressiveness in imaginative new concerto.