Urtext Myths Part 1

 “The New Bärenreiter Urtext Edition is audibly different and leads to a new way of hearing and understanding the Symphonies.” From the Barenreiter website For some time now, I’ve been meaning to write a little something on the myths and misunderstandings surrounding Beethoven Urtext editions. First, before I create a lot of misunderstanding, let me […]

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Orchestra of the Swan in the Sunday Telegraph

For readers who want to know more about Orchestra of the Swan, as it happens, their latest disc is a focus of Michael Kennedy’s weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph (alongside Rattle’s Brahms cycle and an aria disc by soprano Cheryl Barker). Good company, to be sure… Bax, Ireland- Piano Concertos Bebbington (piano), Curtis (conductor), […]

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Mahler at 94% off? Too good to be true?

This may be the best deal in the world for Mahler fans- http://www.broekmans.com/en/product/Mahler-Symphony-Nr-7-Full-Score-Facsimile-and-Commentary-Special-Offer-normally-222-35-now-35-00/181089 This edition of the 7th Symphony in Facsimile edited by Donald Mitchel with a huge commemorative book goes for $430-700 bucks in the US, now 35 Euros- it is quite gorgeous and inspiring to look at. No idea how many they have […]

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Erwartung- An educational outreach proposal

I wish I could take credit for this, but it is the handiwork of a distinguished friend who is wise enough to not want his name attached to it. Perhaps this won’t be as funny to readers who haven’t reviewed dozens or hundreds of education project briefs and grant requests….   “ERWARTUNG” – a music […]

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