BBC Music Magazine
Too much emphasis on recordings?
Nick Shave asks what’s happened to the traditional concert experience
Technology is infringing on classical music
Invite smartphones and iPads into the music hall? That overlooks the point that a concert is a chance to untie the digital umbilical cord and replace it with chords that resonate.
Edinburgh 2011: Orlando Paladino, Usher Hall
This Haydn performance made up in style what it lacked in substance.
Classical Machynlleth festival: Haffner Wind Ensemble – review
That Janáček in old age could write music so life-affirming seems miraculous; the intensity with which the Haffner players invested their playing suggested they felt as much, writes Rian Evans
On-screen opera: when do I clap?
As performances are increasingly transmitted live to cinemas, a dilemma raises its head: is it OK to applaud?