Michael Hankinson


  • Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto review
  • 13.09.2014 Article
  • RECORDING OF THE MONTH   Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912) Violin Concerto in G minor Op. 80 (1911) [31:25] * Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 53 (1882) [31:02] Philippe Graffin, violin Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Hankinson * world premiere recording AVIE AV 0044 [62:43] The curious, the knowledgeable music enthusiast and those with cult fascinations find their cherished and multiply-copied radio broadcast tapes and CDRs being ...
  • Princess Magogo Opera in Chicago
  • 13.09.2014 Article
  • IN REVIEW  -  CHICAGO — Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu , Ravinia/African Renaissance Opera Productions, 6/5/04 September 2004 , vol 69 , no.3 M zilikazi Khumalo’s Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu , South Africa’s first Zulu-language indigenous opera, generated a great deal of interest upon the broadcast of its initial mounting by Opera Africa in 2002. Although a production was planned for the U.S., the project regrettably drowned in a morass of contractual legalities. It fell to Ravinia to pick ...
  • English Chamber Orchestra & Ladysmith Black Mmbazo
  • 12.09.2014 Article
  • The UK born in South Africa active conductor/arranger/composer Michael Hankinson’s arrangements of some of legendary LBM creator Joseph Shabalala’s compositions - this blend of African classical Isicathamiya and the sounds of a Western classical orchestra was premiered at the Festival by LBM and the English Chamber Orchestra. “The by-laws were tough...our boys could not carry on expressing themselves through their Ndlamu dance because it was illegal to do so in a municipal area. The Zulu dance they ...