John Adams’ Absolute Jest is a sheer blast of fun, wildly inventive and, at its best, a vertiginous collage.
Listening to Isabelle Faust’s performance of Schumann’s Violin Concerto I wondered why the piece has remained on the fringes of the repertoire for so long.
A round-up of reviews of classical music CD releases from Harmonia Mundi.
According to conductor Courtney Lewis, it was very difficult for the Discovery Ensemble when it started out. But now it is playing more concerts than before, its education program is growing, and the quality of the personnel in the orchestra has improved.