Explore the Score- Schnittke String Trio

The new recording on Avie Records of Schnittke’s String Trio by Ensemble Epomeo is released on October 27th in the UK, November 10th in the USA, but available direct from the Downbeat Store via the link above. The disc also includes string trios by Penderecki, Kurtág and Weinberg Alfred Schnittke’s String Trio, composed in 1985, […]

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Janacek’s blood-stained flowers

Olin Downes, New York Times “Which composers have influenced you most?” Leos Janacek “None.”   Last week, I had the good fortune and privilege to conduct a workshop of Janacek’s Taras Bulba at the Harlech Orchestral Summer School in North Wales. Since so much of Janacek’s life’s work is bound up in his operas, there […]

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