The finale from Janácek’s Sinfonietta with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, performed at Royal Albert Hall during the 2008 Proms.
Violinist Miranda Cuckson took some time recently to talk to us about her interest in new music, her artistic collaboration with composer Michael Hersch, and the experience of preparing and performing contemporary works for concert and the recording studio. You can find out more about Miranda here, and information on The Wreckage of Flowers, recently released on CD by Musical Concepts, here.
Half a century ago, classical musicians – including then-fireband of the avant garde Pierre Boulez – would have immediately associated that nickname with one of the greatest maestros of all time, Pierre Monteux. The Sunday New York Times profiles Boulez, now one of classical music’s most respected mentors and esenior statesmen.