Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason discuss the joy of growing up in a large, musical family.
Rebecca Franks is a freelance classical music writer, journalist and editor. One of the classical music critics for The Times in the UK, she previously worked for BBC Music Magazine for over a decade, first as Reviews Editor and then Managing Editor.
Articles by Rebecca Franks
Pitch perfect interpretations of works spanning a composer’s chequered lifetime.
Review: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Lost Landscapes (Simone Lamsma , Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Robert Trevino)
A pair of world premieres headline a diverse and well-played Rautavaara survey.
Rousset shops on eBay and turns up more than just trinkets.
Review: Nicolaus Bruhns: Cantatas and Organ Works, Vol 1 (Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Masaaki Suzuki)
Suzuki’s latest survey aims to reclaim a minor German Meister.
At 97, Ruth Slenczynska talks about her relationships with Rachmaninov and Barber, and her brand new album.
Wilson conjures the spirit of the dance for his ravishing Ravelian delights.
Review: Thomas Larcher: Symphony No 2 ‘kenotaph’, Die Nacht der Verlorenen (Andrè Schuen, Frankurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu)
Drowned refugees receive fitting and angry musical memorial.
Review: Mahler: Symphony No 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” (London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Vladimir Jurowski)
Jurowski’s live “Symphony of a Thousand” truly justifies the nickname.
Staier delivers Rolls Royce performances on a Rolls Royce instrument.
A bleak end perhaps, but Ádam Fischer’s Mahler cycle is still a case for celebration.
A Dane and Finn make perfect bedfellows in Kullberg’s insightful survey.
Walker’s Russian odyssey ends with we listeners all the richer for it.