A selection of M&V 'creativity' articles
Ensemble. Deeply Satisfying - Outreach work for Sinfonia Viva, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. A Real Triumph - The first Milan performance of Britten's 'Death in Venice' impresses Giuseppe Pennisi
Think Again - A late review of Anvil (and some musings on classical music equivalents), by Gordon Rumson
Ask Alice - On listening or playing, musicians' creativity and Sue Frankel's Caractacus Pots, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Spokesman for Soviet Society? - Colin Albin discusses Shostakovich and the state
CD Spotlight. Gentle Passions - Music by John Jeffreys, heard by Patric Standford. '... beautifully paced ...'
Serious Fun - Lynn Norris looks back at the life of composer, conductor and pianist Aubrey Bowman
Music for Musicians Only? - The public turns a deaf ear to improvised music. As for classical music, Jan Dahlstedt claims that having abandoned improvisation, classical music entered a sidetrack from which it has never escaped, thus badly stifling creative progress. If he is guilty of heresy or may have a point, read on and judge for yourself.
The Composer's Conundrum - Gordon Rumson has some bad news about creativity and self-promotion