Listen to them carefully. Be the person who introduces their playing to people you know, not the other way around. They are quite quite amazing.
Released today: a joint study by the ISM and University of Sussex confirms the demise of music education in the UK.
And on Radio 5 Live, presenter Nihal asks whether parents are responsibility for making sure their children are listening to ‘quality music’.
The Academy of Ancient Music’s most recent concert at the Barbican concert hall this week: part-dramatised selection of Purcell-related titbits in the first half, and a semi-staged performance of Dido and Aeneas in the second. An important musical moment for me. Gripping. Absorbing. Electrifying.
In the latest Thoroughly Good #Podcast: Tips from the Calidore String Quartet on how start-up a quartet and the mindset for approaching any work (terrifying).
Ahead of their latest release on Signum Records, the reason for the works that appear on the Calidore Quartet’s album.
Recorded at St. George’s Hotel in London on Saturday 14 July 2018.