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Minimalism versus "Repetitivism"

The major London venue, Kings Place (or: kings place, if we accept their “quirky” lack of capital letters) have just revealed the details of their massive, year-long celebration of Minimalist music – ‘minimalism unwrapped’. 399 more words

Schubert in 1824: his Lieder and Octet

Franz Schubert
The complete songs of 1824
Octet in F

Mary Bevan soprano
Rozanna Madylus mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Sholto Kynoch piano… 613 more words

Classical Reviews

Meet the Artist......Penelope Thwaites

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano, and make it your career? 

I don’t remember not playing the piano! But as a career – the London-based Swiss pianist, Albert Ferber, with whom I was studying, encouraged me to make my debut at Wigmore Hall in 1974. 887 more words


Alban Berg: Chamber Concerto (1925)

A few signposts can help listeners navigate their way through a piece that might otherwise prove baffling. So it proved for me at the recent (splendid) performance of Berg’s… 446 more words


Game of Tones - VQ New Works Competition Final

I’m looking forward to being in the audience for a most unusual musical event this evening at Kings Place, London. The three works selected for the… 65 more words


Three Composers, YOU Decide - VQ New Works Competition 2014

Villiers Quartet (VQ) is an exciting and progressive chamber ensemble with a willingness to embrace a wide range of repertoire and genres. They have an established reputation as exceptional interpreters of English composers including Elgar, Britten, Delius, and Thomas Adès, and are also involved in a range of groundbreaking cross-genre collaborations… 1,346 more words