A selection of M&V 'teaching' articles
Life around the Piano - In the first of a new series, Jaqueline C Tu describes a tussle with a small pianist
DVD Spotlight. Creative Ageing? - Biana Kovic's 'Virtuoso', reviewed by Howard Smith. '... there's little new here at all.'
DVD Spotlight. Admirable Intentions - Gillian Rogell teaches chamber music, observed by Howard Smith. 'It's all fairly basic stuff ...'
Ask Alice - On complaining about music exam results, with Classical Music Agony aunt Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Great Performances - Dvorák's Cello and Piano Concertos, heard by Stephen Francis Vasta. '... it's a pleasure to hear Mstislav Rostropovich at this early stage of his career ...'
CD Spotlight. A Hint of Bitters - Music by William Ferris, heard by Howard Smith. 'Well worth investigating.'
CD Spotlight. Meant to Last - J S Bach cello suites, enjoyed by George Balcombe. '... brilliance and beauty ...'
Ask Alice - In search of Beethoven and stress-free jobs, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
An Interdisciplinary Field - Two contemporary music festivals in Rome, described by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Beautifully Considered - Music for violin and viola, heard by Howard Smith. 'Braun has a firm, bright, highly focused tone ...'
CD Spotlight. Beautifully Managed - Music for flute and guitar, heard by Howard Smith. '... reflective and purposeful ...'
CD Spotlight. Enviable Ease - Irena Portenko plays Chopin, recommended by Robert Anderson. '... easy fluidity of touch and tone ...'
CD Spotlight. Glowing Performances - Music by Koechlin and Jongen, recommended by Howard Smith. '... a truly outstanding recital ...'
Ensemble. Terrific Pace and Direction - Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' at the Buxton Festival, recommended by Mike Wheeler
Flowers of Light - Puccini's 'I crisantemi' as a pedagogical tool for piano performance majors, by Heidi Lowy
Profile. The State of the Art - Maria Nockin talks to soprano Christine Brewer
Profile. Important Skills - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo Dolora Zajick
Serious Fun - Lynn Norris looks back at the life of composer, conductor and pianist Aubrey Bowman
Profile. Real Meaning - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham
Ensemble. A Top-notch Formation - Operas by Zemlinsky and Puccini, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Truly Charming - John Sant'Ambrogio's 'The Day I Almost Destroyed the Boston Symphony, and Other Stories', read by Kelly Ferjutz
Ensemble. Splendidly Imaginative - Julian Jacobson and Meng Yang Pan celebrate Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year, enjoyed by Mary Isaac
CD Spotlight. A Flowing Delivery - Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, heard by Howard Smith. '... vital technical flair ...'
Mature and Considered - Stephen Savage plays Beethoven, heard by Julian Jacobson
Ready for 2010 - Carolyn Ellis deals with a not so pleasant Christmas surprise
Ensemble. Verve and Flair - Derby Concert Orchestra plays film music, heard by Mike Wheeler
Imaginative Heights - Gordon Rumson looks forward to the Calgary Art Song Competition
Ensemble. A Sparkling Concert - Sabbath music from the Zemel Choir, enjoyed by Malcolm Miller
Slaying 'The Dragon' - Carolyn Ellis writes about her battle with Gershwin and the metronome
Finding My Medium - Carolyn Ellis writes about her love affair with the piano
Ask Alice - On the benefits of music lessons, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Forever Challenging - Symphonies by Leif Kayser, heard by Patric Standford. '... his ingenious inventiveness continues to impress.'
CD Spotlight. Californian, Dreaming - 'The Floating Bubble' by Ron George, recommended by Malcolm Tattersall. '... subtle long-range structures shaped with minimal scoring ...'
Ask Alice - Classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh deals with the all-too-human feelings of annoyance, rejection and worry
CD Spotlight. Utterly Absorbing - A sampler from Cedille Records, enjoyed by Howard Smith. '... top quality standards.'
Thank You Mama - Bill Newman talks to pianist Igor Tchetuev
CD Spotlight. Diversely Experienced - Music for bassoon, harpsichord and double bass, impresses Howard Smith. '... an outright "tour de force".'
Ask Alice - On points, service and waiting, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
DVD Spotlight. Beyond Beauty - A film about Sergiu Celibidache, seen by Ioana Osoianu. 'There are no compromises.'
Ask Alice - On loyalty to pupils, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Music Lessons - Cleo Huang describes the unusual way in which music helped her to cope with her life
Nota Bene - K C Devereaux tells the story of the second best piano student in the class
Faust and the 'Free World' - Madeline Jenkins Millard tells the tale of Tresa Waggoner and the Bennett Six
Ask Alice - New Year letters from fellow cellos, fielded by Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh
To everything there is a season - A short story by Jenna Orkin of wtceo.org
Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - Scientific music
Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - Teaching
Seeing music whole - Wilfrid Mellers at ninety - an appreciation by Peter Dickinson
Profile - Magic and mystery. A half world away and a century later, the influence of Busoni is firmly planted in Australia: The music of Larry Sitsky, by Gordon Rumson
Fool's gold - An alternate meaning to the music of Philip Glass, from Gordon Rumson
Wide range and experience - Joanne Chang writes on music education in the USA