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Heard the one about Debussy and the goldfish?

69 days ago
The TelegraphHow composers portray the animal kingdom in their music says a lot about them - and us, says Ivan Hewett more info

Opus, Circa & Debussy String Quartet, Barbican Centre, review

189 days ago
The TelegraphOpus is a Shostakovich-meets-the-circus show so astonishing that Matt Trueman wonders why no one ever runs away to join a string quartet     more info

(Love) Stream: Doombird, Cygnus

331 days ago
Impose MagazineThrough the power of tapping into the worlds of the past's composers, Sacramento's Doombird takes the lives, trials and tribulations of artists over the centuries upon their mantle through the song cycle of, Cygnus. Making a home at Birds & B... more info

Bach's the beginning for 2013 Music@Menlo

414 days ago
Mercury News, CaliforniaEach program in this summer's edition of the festival begins with a work by J.S. Bach, regardless of what follows -- Haydn, Shostakovich, Debussy, Gershwin or Reich. more info

The Orchestra: a new iPad app that strikes all the right notes

628 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Philharmonia Orchestra's impressive new app blends music, video and interactive instrument guide into an instant classicThe orchestra. There's an app for that. No, there really is: the Philharmonia Orchestra app, released on Thursday, is one of t... more info

Fanfares: GoGoPenguin – review

629 days ago
Guardian Music(Gondwana Records)Manchester trumpeter Matthew Halsall's Gondwana Records has been documenting that city's vividly creative jazz scene – here he introduces GoGo Penguin, a young piano trio collecting a cult following in the region this year. Th... more info

Handel and me

635 days ago
Guardian MusicLouis de Bernières on how finding a wooden flute in a car boot sale led to his new play about the composer's life and worksIt is not often that one is asked to write a play for chamber group and solo actor, and I took it on in a mood of amused curios... more info

Brahms; Debussy; Shostakovich: Cello Sonatas, etc – review

636 days ago
Guardian MusicGabetta/Grimaud(Deutsche Grammophon)Sol Gabetta and Hélène Grimaud are by no means an established cello-and-piano partnership, but they do share a record label and made their debut as a duo last year. In fact their quixotic musical personalities do m... more info

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande – review

657 days ago
Guardian MusicMaurane/Danco/Etcheverry/Philharmonia/Inghelbrecht(Testament, three CDs)For many admirers of Debussy's only completed opera, the recording (currently available on EMI) Roger Désormière conducted in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1941 has never been surpassed... more info

Francesco Piemontesi – review

657 days ago
Guardian MusicQueen Elizabeth Hall, LondonThe Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi has been admired so widely, and tagged as a future star by so many, that it was hard to know what to expect from the 29-year-old's debut in the Southbank Centre's International Piano ... more info

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