James Hardie

Reaction Contributor

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Music in crisis: what's next for the arts?

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on arts and culture around the world. Here in the UK, the damage in …

By James Hardie

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Mahler's dancing star - Stephen Johnson's The Eighth: Mahler and the World in 1910 review

With social distancing measures set to continue for the foreseeable future, it seems it will be a while until Mahler’s …

By James Hardie

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek

Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek The perfect song to weep and wallow to. It’s been my earworm of the …

By James Hardie

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Heinrich Isaac's Innsbruck, I must leave you

Heinrich Isaac – Innsbruck, I must leave you Today’s choice is a tiny jewel of a song from the turn …

By James Hardie

Friday, 24 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Rapsody - Laila’s Wisdom

Rapsody (aka Marianna Evans) started rapping at North Carolina State University, performing in collectives before splitting to go solo, releasing …

By James Hardie

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Terry Riley's Sun Rings

Terry Riley – Sun Rings Yesterday we had Vivaldi’s music of the earth; today music of the spheres. Terry Riley’s …

By James Hardie

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi – Four Seasons It’s #EarthDay, so what better way to celebrate Mother Nature than with the most famous …

By James Hardie

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor Despite it now being considered the crowning achievement of Brahms’ chamber works, …

By James Hardie

Friday, 17 April 2020

Radio Reaction: Anna Meredith - Varmints

You’ve made it to the end of the week, so close it out with something raucous. My choice is Anna …

By James Hardie