Leif Ove Andsnes and Matthias Goerne are about to team up for a US recital tour performing works by Shostakovich and Mahler, a programme which they performed together at the Salzburg and Verbier Festivals last summer. Starting on 23 April the duo can be heard in San Francisco,…
Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations has become an iconic monument in Western music. On one level, it's simply a beautiful keyboard work, and on another, it's a Rubik's Cube of invention and architecture.
From its apocryphal back story (based on a count's sleepless…
The Boston Globe takes a look at the "Discordant Note" in the classical division of the Grammy Awards
“The classical division of the Grammy Awards has suffered as much as any by the reduction in categories this year from 109 to 78. Where there used to be 11 classical awards…