Meet the new maestro: Jaap van Zweden talks taking over the New York Philharmonic

This month is one Jaap van Zweden will never forget. At this moment, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s treasured music director will most likely be found studying a score or brandishing a baton backstage at New York’s iconic Lincoln Centre, where he is … Continue reading Meet the new maestro: Jaap van Zweden talks taking over the New York Philharmonic

Plagiarism in music – and why it’s really no good thing to see Ed Sheeran sued to the tune of $100m

Plagiarism really isn’t such a complicated concept, succinctly and simply defined as “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own”. But as neat as the Oxford Dictionary’s summation may be, identifying what … Continue reading Plagiarism in music – and why it’s really no good thing to see Ed Sheeran sued to the tune of $100m