Orchestras across the globe have been experimenting with enhancing the audience’s musical experience. What are the potential applications for VR technology, asks Peter Somerford
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay honoured in his home state for his role as cultural ambassador after ten years leading the London orchestra
A brief but illustrious career as a concertmaster in the 1950s and 60s at the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy gave way to his true calling as a conductor and later educator. In this interview from 2012 he talks to Julian Haylock about ...
The Strad Issue: November 2015 Description: Graffin takes on two British concertos and the premiere of a rare bird Musicians: Philippe Graffin (violin) Royal Scottish National Orchestra/David Lloyd-Jones Philharmonia Orchestra/Nicholas Collon Composer: Britten, Delius, Milford Delius’s and Britten’s violin concertos require quite different resources from their soloists, ...
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.99, Violin Sonata op.134, plus DVD documentary A People’s Music
The Strad Issue: January 2006 Musicians: Ruth Palmer (violin) Alexei Grynyuk (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Wallfisch (conductor) Composer: Shostakovich The Shostakovich centenary has inspired a flood of new recordings of the A minor Concerto, although none quite compares with the truly astonishing account by the young Latvian ...