Archive for September, 2010

MUSIC PICS from LEBRECHT: IN THE PENAL COLONY, Philip Glass’ Opera, Royal Opera House, London, UK, 15 – 18 September 2010

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St Paul's Cathedral in London during the Blitz

Jewish New Year 5771 begins on Wednesday evening 8th September 2010.

Lebrecht represents a number of specialist collections relating to this event – from photographs of the traditional blowing of the ram’s horn (shofar) to herald the new year, to historical illustrations and greeting cards of synagogues and families celebrating this event over the centuries in Europe and in the Middle East.

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Lebrecht Music September Newsletter 2010

September marks the end of a sumptious summer full of music festivals covering every kind of music – and Lebrecht’s photographers have been out there, busy shooting festivals in the UK and abroad – from Edinburgh to Henley, from Switzerland to Russia. These photos give context and atmosphere as well as actual production shots of a few of them.

Hop Farm Festival
Our newest photographer Simon Jay Price was in Kent covering the festival, where Bob Dylan headlined.

Bob Dylan performing at the Hop Farm Festival

Debbie Harry of Blondie performing at the Hop Farm Festival


Edinburgh International Festival

Birds with Sky Mirrors by MAU photo - Steve Black #166354

Grupo Corpo photo - Steve Black #166725


Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Fringe in the streets of Edinburgh #165193

Penelope at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh photo - Steve Black #164431


Reel to Real: The Movies Musical Show photo - Steve Black #165276


Edinburgh Book Festival

Michael Rosen, children's writer photo - P.Keightley #166711


Nashestvie (Russia) Open Air rock Festival

Dancing to the bands #163690


Brecon Jazz Festival

Enthusiastic audience photo - Kathy de Witt #164113


V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire

Paloma Faith performing at the V Festival photo - Ian Yates #167130


Verbier (Switzerland) Music Festival

Yuja Wang relaxes before performance photo - Rodrigo Carrizo Couto #163961


Wychwood Festival

Tamara Schlesinger, band member of 6 Day Riot photo - Paul Tomlins #163490


Glastonbury Festival

Snoop Dogg photo - Steve Black #163417


The Proms, performed at the Royal Albert Hall, have still to reach their annual climax on 11th September at the Last Night of the Proms. Contact pictures@lebrecht for up to the minute photos.

Anniversaries: (find more anniverary photos, paintings and illustrations at
2nd September: Henri Rousseau 100th death anniversary of French naive painter

Our September calendar download picture is by Rousseau – go to and download onto your computer desktop



5th September: Osvaldo Golijov 50th brithday of the Argentinian composer
6th September: Detlev Glanert 50th birthday of the German composer
9th September: Jussi Bjorling 50th death anniversary of the Swedish opera tenor
11th September: D H Lawrence 125th birth anniversary of the British novelist

D H Lawrence #141996

Elizabeth Gaskell #152368


14th September: Luigi Cherubini 250th birth anniversary of the Italian composer
18th September: Joseph Tal 100th birth anniversary of the Israeli composer
18th September: Jimi Hendrix 40th death anniversary of the American rock guitarist
21st September: Arthur Schopenhauer 150th death anniversary of the German philosopher
29th September: Elizabeth Gaskell 200th birth anniversary of the English novelist

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