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A selection of M&V 'conservatory' articles

Spokesman for Soviet Society? - Colin Albin discusses Shostakovich and the state

Flowers of Light - Puccini's 'I crisantemi' as a pedagogical tool for piano performance majors, by Heidi Lowy

Profile. Hearing the Ideas - Maria Nockin talks to American composer Ricky Ian Gordon

Profile. Real Meaning - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham

Ensemble. Consummate Skill - 'Hamlet' by Ambroise Thomas, heard by Maria Nockin

CD Spotlight. Sterling Playing - Wendy Warner's interpretations of Popper and Piatigorsky, heard by Howard Smith. '... sovereign music-making deserving of the highest accolades.'

Ask Alice - On the perils of programming, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

CD Spotlight. Exquisitely Nuanced - Steve Davislim sings Vierne and Chausson, recommended by Howard Smith. 'I cannot think of higher praise.'

CD Spotlight. Sacrificing the 'unmodern' - Music by Julius Röntgen and Per Nørgård, heard by George Balcombe. 'How could any audience resist ... ?'


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