CD Review- Classic FM Magazine on Gal Violin Concerti and Triptych

Classic FM, October 2010 issue Gál Violin Concerto, Triptych, Concertino for Violin and Strings Annette-Barbara Vogel, Northern Sinfonia/Kenneth Woods ***** (Five stars) One of  a generation of native-born refugees from Nazi-dominated Austria in the 1930’s, Hans Gál spent the rest of his life in Edinburgh. There he became better known as a teacher, editor and […]

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Al is not the problem

I have to confess that the annual orgy of complaints about the BBC Proms always strikes this American transplant as absurd and hard to comprehend. Say what you will, it is an extraordinary international feast of great music played by the world’s greatest orchestras, and one that, thanks to the unique symbiosis between the performing […]

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The old cello switcheroo

I am in Philadelphia this week for some work with my string trio, Ensemble Epomeo. I have to say, Philadelphia has become one of my favorite cities- I love the neighborhood feel in the part of town where I’m staying, with some lovely shops and restaurants as well as the incredibly characterful Italian Market, where […]

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