£16 post free World-wide

 


555 sonatas 9Cds mp3 files
Only £22


 


Benjamin: Written on Skin £16

Search
What's New
Previous CDs
Concerts
Jazz
Nostalgia
Composers
Resources
Announce
Labels index


Every day we post 10 new Classical CD and DVD reviews. A free weekly summary is available by e-mail. MusicWeb is not a subscription site. To keep it free please purchase discs through our links.

  Classical Editor Rob Barnett    



Anne Ozorio

 

As a teenager on the third world, I started listening to western classical music on a tiny transistor radio. Fortunately we had relays from the BBC in its glory days. So, like a blackbird, I listened to everything, from early music to the most up to date contemporary art music. I learned to listen without prejudgment, without following fashion. Having nothing but the music to connect to, I "really" learned to listen and try to understand. It was unique, if unconventional, training. Gradually I gravitated towards song, which is perhaps my speciality, but I've never ceased to listen broadly.

My experiences influence the reason I review. Composers and performers do what they do because they are artists, creating music from their interaction. Listening to music is like listening to a conversation. For me, a reviewer's role is to understand that conversation and express it for others in such a way as to get readers thinking and listening for themselves. I write, not for myself, but to try and give back to others what the music has given me.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Return to: Music on the Web