Flowers of the Field

Ann Widdecombe, the former Tory British MP, famously undermined the party-leadership prospects of fellow parliamentarian Michael Howard in 1997 by suggesting he had “something of the night” about him. The novel phrase, with its sinister implications, has since entered the … Read More →


Heard it all before?

April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day, a good moment to reflect on the issue of people pinching musical ideas from other composers. Whilst imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, plagiarism isn’t. On the whole, however, classical musicians … Read More →

CSO Resound Releases a Recording of Mahler Symphony No. 2

Recording conducted by Bernard Haitink featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus, soprano Miah Persson and mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn Naxos of America and the CSO present a sweepstakes to celebrate the launch of distribution of CSO Resound by NOA – click sweepstakes … Read More →