Profile - interviews, profiles and tributes
Saturday 15 December 2018

Emmanuel Chabrier in 1882  Stephen Lawless  The Young Hector Berlioz in 1832 by painter Émile Signol (1804-1892)  Basil Ramsey (1929-2018)  Mirian Conti


Spanish Rhythms - George Colerick describes how Emmanuel Chabrier was in sympathy with the new spirit of his age, opening up new directions which later composers would follow

The Comic / Serious Mix - Ron Bierman talks to British opera director Stephen Lawless, whose 'Marriage of Figaro' is currently at San Diego Opera

Wild Extravagance - George Colerick investigates Berlioz, Fantasy and Literature

From Heaven Winging - Keith Bramich remembers this magazine's founding editor, Basil Ramsey, who passed away this week

A Seasoned Champion of New Music - Argentinian-American pianist Mirian Conti in conversation with Andrew Schartmann

Power and Agility - Ron Bierman talks to Cuban-American soprano Elaine Alvarez

Magical Transformation - Ron Bierman talks to the American dramatic soprano Lise Lindstrom during rehearsals for Puccini's 'Turandot' at San Diego Opera

Punk Transformed? - Keith Bramich has lunch with Torsten Rasch, Roderic Dunnett and others, at the Three Choirs Festival

Highlighting Absurdity - Keith Bramich remembers his friend, the M&V contributor Robert Anderson

Held with Love - Halida Dinova remembers Howard Smith (1939-2015)

Young Genius - George Colerick investigates the emotional life of Johannes Brahms in his twenties

Massenet and Femmes Fatales - George Colerick investigates

Astounding Contributions - Larry Sitsky at Eighty, by Endre Anaru

Remembering Hoffy - Alice McVeigh writes about cello teacher Robert Hofmekler

Training Singers - Maria Nockin talks to Dolora Zajick about finding young dramatic voices

Bold Eccentricities - Meyerbeer and the Development of Parisian Grand Opera, by George Colerick

An Affectionate Eye - George Bernard Shaw as London Music Critic, by George Colerick

Very Unassuming - Geoff Pearce remembers the New Zealand composer John Ritchie (1921-2014)

Sibelius and Myth - George Colerick discusses Finnish culture and asks if Sibelius was one of the greatest melodists

Love Comes Stealing In - George Colerick remembers Wolfgang Ostberg (1939-2011)

A Very Lucky Man - Albanian lyric tenor Saimir Pirgu talks to Maria Nockin

An Integral Part - Lindsey Wallis looks forward to the Canadian Music Centre's tribute concert to composer Roberta Stephen

A Tremendous Creative Output - Geoff Pearce muses on the career of Peter Sculthorpe

Uniquely Proactive - Howard Smith reviews the career of Alexander Ivashkin, who died in January 2014

Inner Circle - Ron Bierman concludes his conversation with Nuvi Mehta

The Motive behind the Motive - Andrew Schartmann in conversation with Canadian composer Alan Belkin

Letter to Louise Talma (Never Sent) - by Jenna Orkin

Story Line - Ron Bierman continues his conversation with Nuvi Mehta

A Chance Encounter - Nuvi Mehta, the voice of the San Diego Symphony, talks to Ron Bierman

Think of Something Beautiful - Malcolm Miller pays tribute to contralto Sybil Michelow

Inner Meaning - Bill Newman talks to Kazan pianist Rustem Kudoyarov

All-Involving - Turkish pianist Idil Biret talks to Bill Newman

Humanizing Emotions - American conductor James Conlon talks to Maria Nockin

A Nurturing Environment - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo Kate Lindsey

Malcolm Smith (1932-2011) - A celebration, not an obituary, by Bill Newman

A Rich Resource - Teresa Verde explains how Theodore Deacon makes opera come alive

Two Americans in Paris - Maria Nockin talks to Vivica Genaux and Lawrence Brownlee

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

With Perfection in Mind - Bill Newman talks to all four members of the Wihan Quartet

Finding the Right Voice - Maria Nockin talks to American composer Daniel Catán

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