With every passing day, we’ve grown more aware of the plight of performing musicians, composers, and organisations such as concert halls and festivals. But today we turn to a different part of the musical world – one with a very particular skill set, which helps to ensure that there can
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Let’s Play is a new series of interviews with leading figures in the UK’s cultural sector (particularly in music), exploring what individuals and organisations do and how their work has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. And crucially, every guest has been asked the question: how do we help? Deborah Annetts has
This week, a classical music round-up email informed me a few days ago, the streaming service Grammofy is to shut down due to the financial difficulties of keeping its product – which was a set-up which sought to be ‘fair and respectful of the content and its creators’ – afloat.
This week, for the first time since going freelance, I’ve been ill. Actually, properly, basically asleep or at best conscious and horizontal ill. It only involved two days off, in the end: one not to move at all, and one to manage a rehearsal at home, some emails, and a
Among the most difficult questions I currently have to answer is a question which, from the perspective of general social acceptability, is supposed to be very easy. Most people can manage it in a sentence, many in a couple of words – heck, in some cases, just a single descriptor
There are some arguments, I am sure most of us agree, that are worth having over, and over, and over again. They are usually arguments about things that strike us as personally significant, important, pertinent: perhaps about education, parenting, the economy, segregation in all its forms, healthcare, and so on.