The women erased from musical history

Radio 3 has announced a new, large-scale recording project that will allow listeners to hear the music of five “forgotten” women composers for the first time in decades. All five women enjoyed some recognition for music-making during their lives, but their achievements were often downplayed during their lifetimes, and in some cases forgotten after their […]

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BBC Philharmonic – Schoenberg and Mahler

Rafael Payare conducts the BBC Philharmonic in two of the ground-breaking works which heralded the twentieth century: Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08h0l2c ===//=== Get the inside track on forthcoming notable live music gigs by clicking HERE ===//=== Our preference – based on direct personal experience – is to buy music and theatre […]

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NINA SIMONE: What Happened, Miss Simone? Episode #1 of 5

29 days left to listen: Inspired by the Oscar-nominated TV documentary, Alan Light’s biography draws on Nina Simone’s early diaries, rare interviews, childhood journals and input from her daughter Lisa Simone Kelly to paint a picture of the classically-trained pianist who became a soul legend, a leading civil rights activist and one of the most […]

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BBC – The Science Of Music

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His Master’s Voices

Singer Cerys Matthews and music expert Tristram Penna go back to summer 1898 when The Gramophone Company opened offices in London’s Covent Garden. This was the very first disc record company in the UK, later becoming well known as HMV and EMI, and was the London affiliate of inventor Emile Berliner’s US National Gramophone Company. […]

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BBC Music Jazz

Singer Cerys Matthews and music expert Tristram Penna go back to summer 1898 when The Gramophone Company opened offices in London’s Covent Garden. This was the very first disc record company in the UK, later becoming well known as HMV and EMI, and was the London affiliate of inventor Emile Berliner’s US National Gramophone Company. […]

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