contemporary classical music

Modernism's back, baby: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival reviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

It’s not everyone’s idea of fun, a trip to Huddersfield in the depths of November. But as any veteran of…

A lockdown masterpiece and the Jessica Rabbit of concertos: contemporary classical roundup

25 September 2021 9:00 am

So it finally happened: I experienced my first vocal setting of the word ‘Covid’. An encounter that was, inevitably, more…

Late Brahms is wonderfully crafted - which is why it's so dull

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet begins, writes his biographer Jan Swafford, with ‘a gentle, dying-away roulade that raises a veil of autumnal…