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

Why writing about jazz is maybe just a little bit like ‘dancing about architecture’ – @robgarratt on jazz

The oft-quoted dictum that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” – credited variously to sources from Laurie Anderson to Frank Zappa, but attributed by scholars to comedian Martin Mull – is, of course, clap-trap. Words carry meaning more … Continue reading Why writing about jazz is maybe just a little bit like ‘dancing about architecture’ – @robgarratt on jazz