A “real” conducting divertimento- the legendary composer-conductors

Before unveiling the hotly anticipated final 5 of our “Real” Top 20 Conductors, I thought it might be interesting to, er, milk the moment with a little divertimento or two. Regular Vftp contributor Peter Davison beat me to the punch on one topic:   “There’s another category to consider – composer-conductors. Britten was a fine […]

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Copland

I was very happy to read this article on Copland by Ivan Hewitt in the Telegraph this week. To say that American music has become less popular in the last few years in is something of an understatement, although I find that once in the concert hall, audiences respond as well as ever. Hewitt is […]

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