Behind the scenes

Conductor Chronicles

Helmut Rilling Bach : Mass in B minor Edo de WaartMinnesota Orchestra MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1, “Titan” Audiences regard the maestro with awe. Their god-like stance on the podium and their mesmerizing control over the musicians is the stuff [...] more >>

by Janet Horvath | March 13th, 2012
A Week In the Life

Mahler Symphony no. 1 in D major “Titan” (1888) Non-musicians (civilians we call them) like to get behind the scenes. Sometimes they ask questions that surprise us, such as: “You play for a living — do they pay you for [...] more >>

by Janet Horvath | January 11th, 2012
In Touch with Andrea Fessler – PPHK, my fourth baby

When Andrea Fessler speaks about music, her big round eyes sparkle. Even while working as a lawyer, she would rather sacrifice her sleep and work till 3 in the morning than not attend concerts. A classmate of Barack Obama at [...] more >>

by Jenny Lee | November 14th, 2011
In Touch with Michael MacLeod – A Gypsy in the Arts

When I first met Michael in a concert, I thought I saw Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Both are tall, charismatic, and have a sense of authority when speaking. It was until later which I found out that Michael was, indeed, [...] more >>

by Jenny Lee | September 14th, 2011
I see Jenny Lee (李嘉盈)

When Juliette the editor asked me to write something about myself, I felt both flattered and troubled. As a radio presenter, I have interviewed more than 400 artists, from local to international, from prodigies to established personalities. It is very [...] more >>

by Jenny Lee | July 10th, 2011
Groupie for Suite No. 6

This is not about a luxurious hotel suite somewhere in a remote, romantic hideaway where I spent a wonderful weekend. No, this is about Bach and one of his English suites, not the average suite played by a ‘lambda’ pianist. [...] more >>

by Juliette | June 14th, 2011