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Musicweb Recordings Of The Year 2006

Zoran Todorovich talks to Göran Forsling at the Staatsoper unter den Linden

The Flight of Jackie O - Creativity in Baroque Roles and Ornamentation : An interview with Vivica Genaux by Michael Ellison

There is no ‘passaggio’: Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo talks to Bill Kenny about musical training, singing and his personal philosophy

Klaus Heymann auf Naxos by Randolph Magri-Overend

How music works - an introduction to his new TV series by Howard Goodall

Amelia Farrugia – Driving Talent by Randolph Magri-Overend

Rohan de Saram on Berio and new musical horizons by Anne Ozorio

World Orchestras links pages - the start of a Musicweb project by David Barker

Mad about England’s music: English Music Festival - Em Marshall

Simone Young: Twirling a Baton by Randolph Magri-Overend

Musical Post-Codes - Regional Sounds by Arthur Butterworth

Reviewer’s Log: October-November 2006 Reviewer: Patrick C Waller

Brain Cramp: Last Thoughts (probably) On The Strange Audio World Of Peter W. Belt (BK)

Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) A conspectus of his life and a review of the audio and video recordings of his works - Part 2 by Robert Farr

A Beginners’ Guide to the Galaxy of Singers from the Past By Göran Forsling and Jonathan Woolf


Maggie Cotton, former percussionist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for 40 years, give the inside picture of what it is like working in an International Symphony Orchestra More details and ordering [now with specimen page] £9.99 plus postage: £10.50 UK, £11.50 World-wide

Review by Rob Barnett

 

BOOK REVIEWS

EDVARD GRIEG IN ENGLAND by Lionel Carley [CF]

A highly enjoyable book: a compelling read, providing a revealing insight into Grieg’s private and public life as well as a detailed account of concerts of the day between 1888 and 1906 in England. ... see Full Review

Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument by Maggie Cotton

A weird old hag hitting things? I think not! Plenty to interest, provoke and reveal – precious it ain’t. A perfect Christmas-New Year read. ... see Full Review

Down a Path of Wonder: Memoirs of Stravinsky, Schoenberg and other cultural figures by Robert Craft pub. 2006, 544 pp NAXOS BOOKS ISBN 0 84379-217-8 (hardcover)

This book matters because it's Craft's personal take on events, and as source material, it's unique. ... see Full Review



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Anthony Collins Sibelius Cycle - see review

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