OUPhil Preview: Mahler and Bartók

On 2nd March, OUPhil perform their termly concert in the Sheldonian Theatre. They will be tackling Mahler’s mammoth 2nd Symphony “The Resurrection”, and Bartok’s Viola Concerto, with third-year Music student, Rachel Maxey, as soloist. We spoke to both the conductor, John Warner, and Rachel about the concert. The OxStu: With both choir and orchestra, Mahler […]

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Boulez: A Tribute

On Wednesday, upon hearing the news of the death of the composer, conductor, writer, intellectual, teacher and bon-vivant, Pierre Boulez, the musical world paused to recollect everything that he had given it: not only many dazzling musical masterpieces, and not only a wealth of the highest quality recordings with the best orchestras and ensembles, but […]

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Between Rock and a Hard Piece

Orwellian might be the most abused literary adjective in use today, but George Orwell remains one of the most prescient writers of his age. He had an opinion on just about every topic, but when one considers the many, and often bizarre, ways in which his writings continue to resonate in 2013, the 110th year […]

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