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 ... ?'