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Why can’t we be friends? Thoughts on the battle between classical music and pop

Yet another derogatory meme is going round the internet comparing pop and classical music. What's wrong with this? Let me...
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The real reasons classical music is inaccessible and 10 easy ways to solve them immediately

"I'd like to get into it but I don't know anything about classical music" Every classical composer, musician, fan, conductor...
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The Daffodil Perspective’s Classical Recordings of the Year 2019

Recordings of the Year aren't just about being good or amazing. Everything I play on the show is brilliant. Plus...
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The Daffodil Perspective Needs Your Help

The 1st gender balanced show needs your help to continue. The Daffodil Perspective is the 1st of its kind, championing female...
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The Daffodil Perspective 1st Year Stats

And the stats are out. 1 year of a gender balanced classical music show, how did it go? 1 year,...
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Open Letter to Classic FM

Hi Classic FM.  I just saw your post on 10 quotes from female composers that prove the struggle is real....
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News – official commitment to playing more BAME composers on the show

Super excited to officially announce my new commitment to include more music by black and minority ethnic composers in the...
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Guest Blog on Cross Eyed Pianist

Think you know the 1st Viennese School? Think again with this guest blog Elizabeth de Brito, producer of The Daffodil...
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Schedule change

The Daffodil Perspective is moving from Sunday mornings to Friday evenings. The next show is available from Friday 9th August...
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Gatekeeping in the classical music industry

Post any article championing women or calling for diversity in classical music on one of the various classical music groups...
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Is 2020 really just the year of Beethoven? 5 other important birthdays to celebrate this year

While the majority of the classical music world is losing their s**t over Beethoven's upcoming 250th birthday, let's remember there...
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2019 releases of women composers

Looking for new releases of women composers? Check out this spreadsheet listing every 2019 recording featuring exclusively women composers. All...
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Guest Blog on Florence Price Fest

Daffodil Perspective producer Elizabeth de Brito contributed a guest blog for International Florence Price Fest on 10 reasons why Florence...
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New Monthly Residency!

Excited to announce that The Daffodil Perspective is collaborating with Divine Art Recordings to bring you another monthly residency. Every...
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Classic FM Hall of Fame 2019 – Where are all the women?

The Classic FM Hall of Fame is the biggest poll of classical music tastes in the UK but is it...
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Fun With Florence

One year ago today I heard the music of Florence Price for the first time and my world changed forever....
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A-Z of classical composers – gender equal edition

A few days ago John Suchet at the BBC tweeted about composers whose names begin with B. The names he...
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Gender equality is for life, not just International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is upon us again and like every year there are tons of events, concerts and festivals going...
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What is ‘greatness’ in classical music?

Everyone's got this image of all the 'great' composers. They're all dead white men. British journalist Fiona Maddocks said in...
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News for my 100 day anniversary!!!

Today is 100 days since the 1st broadcast of The Daffodil Perspective, and to celebrate I'm taking it to the...
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