Microtonalist and Mystic
A look at the life, music and esoteric spirituality of the microtonal pioneer.
Liszt on Speed
An investigation into the attraction of recent Modernist repertoire to younger generations of extreme pianists.
Heir to Tchaikovsky or the Russian Bach?
A survey of the composer's work with recommendations from a range of recent recordings
Alfred Brendel's Farewell Tour:
Semyon Bychkov - the Maestro of Cologne
A survey of the great conductor's career and some thoughts on his future UK appearances.
The Chamber Music of Max Reger
An overview of Reger's works for small ensembles with recommendations from a range of recent recordings.
Prodigy Composers - Where Are They Now?
From Mozart to Korngold, a succession of talented child composers were feted by audiences across Europe. Such talent still appears among gifted youngsters, but what has become of the appetite for their work?
Day One at Kings Place
The Opening Day of London's Newest Concert Hall
A report from the opening night of Harrison Birtwistle's latest opera.
If Handel Were Alive Today...
London welcomed Handel with open arms in 1710, but émigré composers today face tougher challenges.
A survey of the influence of Olivier Messiaen on contemporary music in the year of his hundredth anniversary.
© Gavin Dixon 2010
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