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Sally Cavender to step down as Performance Music Director

After almost four decades with the company, Sally Cavender will be stepping down as Performance Music Director and Vice Chairman of Faber Music on 1st December 2020.

The Mindful Pianist: the curse of perfectionism

The Mindful Pianist author Mark Tanner considers the ‘curse’ of perfectionism and how pianists can move past this restrictive mindset...

'Never to Forget' - Howard Goodall's musical tribute to healthcare workers who have died of Covid-19

Howard Goodall's moving choral tribute to UK healthcare workers who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic is launched online by the London Symphony Chorus.

Lesson plans for the 21st century

Music educator Paul Harris sets out the essential elements for planning a lesson, which are important regardless of whether they are in person or remote.

A mindful approach to piano playing

Pianodao blogger Andrew Eales explores the benefits of practising mindfulness in piano playing...

Julian Anderson: Listening, Composing and Culture

A fascinating and wide-ranging book of interviews from Boydell & Brewer

Colin Matthews returns to Debussy

Orchestration from Images Book II follows universally acclaimed Préludes

Adès releases from myrios, DG and Signum

Premiere recordings from Kirill Gerstein, and a fresh account of the Violin Concerto from Pekka Kuusisto

'Another stellar soundtrack' - Jessica Curry & Jim Fowler score 'Little Orpheus'

Just out on the Apple Arcade platform is the latest game from The Chinese Room, 'Little Orpheus' featuring a gorgeous, original orchestral score by Jessica Curry and Jim Fowler

New Library Album 'Art House Movies' from Chris & Andrew Smith

The latest library album to be released via our joint venture with BMG Production Music is 'Art House Movies' by Chris and Andrew Smith

How to praise our students

This extract from Paul Harris's The Virtuoso Teacher explains how teachers can use praise in a productive way.

'This Land Sings' - Michael Daugherty's tribute to Woody Guthrie now out on Naxos

Now out on Naxos Records is 'This Land Sings', Michael Daugherty's evocative musical homage to the singer-songwriter and political activist Woody Guthrie.

Adrian Johnston BAFTA Nomination for Giri/Haji

Congratulations to Adrian Johnston who has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Craft Award for Original Music

Mastering violin technique with Mary Cohen

Author Mary Cohen talks about her new book for violinists, Violin Technique in Practice

Morgan Pochin's 'The Salisbury Anthem' premieres as virtual choir project

Launched on 31 May, 'The Salisbury Anthem', a virtual choir project by Faber composers Morgan Pochin & Salisbury Cathedral Choir to mark 800th anniversary of the foundation of the cathedral

Third Coast Percussion to livestream Danny Elfman commission

Third Coast Percussion are to livestream Danny Elfman's Percussion Quartet on 29 May, with a composer Q & A to follow.

Covid-19

An Update from Faber Music and Faber Music Distribution

Making practice purposeful

In this concluding article on music practice, author Paul Harris sets out methods and resources to help you make it as focused as possible.

New Jazz Piano Anthology joins the popular Faber Music series

A collection of some of the best jazz music ever written, arranged for solo piano.

Paul Harris asks: Can slow practice ever be exciting?

Following on from his recent articles on music practice in these unprecedented times, Paul Harris explores the idea of slow practice and why it's not all that bad...

BBC's Don't Quit Film - Music By Alex Baranowski

The BBC launched a 90 second film this weekend to demonstrate it's role as a public broadcaster during a national crisis. The film is a montage of real-life footage from the last few weeks, set to the poem "Don't Quit" by Edgar Guest, read by Idris Elba, and music by Alex Baranowski.

Killing Eve Returns: Music Supervision by Faber Music's Catherine Grieves

Killing Eve returns for a third series this week, with new episodes available on BBC iPlayer every Monday, and broadcast on BBC One the following Sunday.

Developing a new approach to music practice

Paul Harris delves deeper into the concept of Personal Bests and Mini Outcomes to help us with our music practice...

Paul Harris's thoughts on practice in these unprecedented times

Personal Bests and Mini Outcomes: Some thoughts on your pupils’ practice from educationalist Paul Harris