Monthly Archives: April 2022

Wim Henderickx explores the pitfalls of intercultural relationships in The Convert: ‘My opera is highly topical’

On 10 May, the Opera Ballet Flanders presents the world premiere of The Convert by Wim Henderickx. The libretto was written by Krystian Lada and is based on the book of the same name by Stefan Hertmans. At the time … Continue reading

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Alma Quartet joins forces with Dominique Vleeshouwers for an exciting musical adventure

The Amsterdam-based Alma Quartet fosters varied audiences and adventurous collaborations. They play in packed night clubs with top DJs, premiere daring new works by experimental composers, or simply perform the standard repertoire at top notch level. On 28 April they … Continue reading

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Gundega Šmite denounces the violence & futility of war

The CD As I go off to War by the Latvian Gundega Šmite was released last year, and has since gained an unintended extra charge by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is a publication of the Latvian Music Information … Continue reading

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Zeynep Gedizlioğlu wins German Composer Prize for chamber music 2022

Zeynep Gedizlioğlu (Izmir, 1977) has won the German Composer Prize 2022 in the chamber music category. The jury of the Akademie Deutscher Musikautor*innen writes: ‘She has made a name for herself far beyond the borders of Germany with her colourful, … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Lutyens Piano Works: British modernism imbued with French perfume

In the autumn of 2021 the British pianist Martin Jones released the first volume of his recording of the complete piano works of Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983). She was a flamboyant personality who challenged the misogyny of the music world and … Continue reading

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