Archive for August, 2011

Proms Literary Passions

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I’ll be on Radio 3 at 5.45 this afternoon discussing some of my favourite books, with extracts read by actor Charles Dance. The five books will be by James Joyce (Ulysees), Patrick White (The Tree of Man), Hermann Hesse (Siddartha), Boris Pasternak (Doctor Zhivago) and Fynn (Mister God, this is Anna). Listening etails here

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Twitter updates on Proms day

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I shall be tweeting live updates from the Royal Albert Hall in my spare seconds today. Click here to see

www.twitter.com/matthewmbarley

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Article/reviews for Peasant Girl

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Financial Times

Huffington Post “The effect is electrifying and it belongs to 2 unforgettable CDs of loosely gypsy related music played by some of the great virtuosos of our time and a crack recording crew. Very exhilarating, obviously where classical music’s future lies.”

“The programme, which initially looked bitty, adds up to a coherent sequence…All of the performance have energy and imagination, and even though Kodaly’s Duo, passionately played by Mullova and Barley, might seem at a tangent to the rest, it makes perfect sense as the culmination of a beautifully recorded album.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 *****

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