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Beethoven's Third Symphony, the "Eroica," is embedded in any musician's consciousness. It has been played regularly since the date of its composition and in the recorded era has unsurprisingly generated a cornucopia of recordings. Small surprise the market is flooded. And yet here is an arrangement of the mighty "Eroica"
These new recordings of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas were recorded in Mechelen, in the heart of Flanders, home of Beethoven's grandfather, a bass singer who inspired the great composer. These are performances of great spirit and expertise from Martin Foyle and Maksim Štšura. Volume One contains the first two sonatas from
From the first time I heard the Manchester Collective in 2018, I was enraptured. That was at Stoller Hall in Manchester, a concert memorably entitled 1001 Demons containing music by Xenakis, Harvey, Vessel, Reich, Gordon, Finnis and Elms. Here on Classical Explorer, we covered their EP Recreation, an article which
The Decca Bursary supports young artists overcoming barriers when entering the classical world, be it music lessons, access to instruments, equipment or courses spanning niches within the genre. An auction took place on Tuesday. July 6; all items up for grabs were donated by friends of Decca. The mission of
A collective of some 30 young musicians from a dozen different, Europe-wide countries, the c/o chamber orchestra is a vibrant ensemble. Performing without conductor, the group presents four examples of a form which, while broadly characterised as "light," offers a wide diversity of expression: the Divertissement, or Divertimento. The
The competition itself might be a bit of a mouthful ("International Competition Prize Jaén"), but it seems to have found a worthy winner in Russian pianist Alexander Koryakin. Founded in 1958, it is Spain's oldest running annual piano competition. But the real reason for this post was the inclusion in