Monthly Archives: January 2012


1926, vol. 7: de Falla, Berg, Kodály

What did Spanish composer Manuel de Falla have in common with the Finnish Jean Sibelius and the American Charles Ives … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 3 To Premiere Newly Discovered Brahms Piano Piece

BBC Radio 3 is to broadcast the first performance of a recently discovered ‘unknown’ Brahms piano work on Saturday 21st … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Listening to the Music

I work on the scripts for each episode in two stages. When I write the first draft of an episode, … Continue reading

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1926, vol. 6: Jongen, Schoeck, Cassadó

Of all the music composed in 1926, I’d name Leos Janáček’s Sinfonietta as the best piece. (We’ll get to Janáček in vol. … Continue reading

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Popular Music and Classical Music as Social Currency

Last month three Harvard researchers published conclusions drawn from a four-year study of the influence people’s Facebook friends’ “likes” have … Continue reading

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