Thoughts on the anniversary of the death of composer Francesco Durante.
A new orchestral version of Howells’s perhaps most renowned Magnificat.
Memories of singing Haydn’s The Creation for the first time.
Reflections on the approach of Elgar’s birthday (2 June 1857).
I always feel a connection with Handel as I walk past his house in Brook Street.
The haunting beauty of Lili Boulanger’s last work seems to speak of another world.
Come and Sing ‘Creation’ – 23rd November, St Marylebone Church, London I’m looking forward to a fun sing of Haydn’s lovely Creation – plus one or two of my own little pieces. Don’t worry too much about the ‘training’, all are welcome, just come and enjoy it. JR
Here are my 10 music discoveries from the year.
How my career as an anthologist began.
The biggest project of my entire career is about to come to fruition.