In recent months, Bob Shingleton of On an Overgrown Path— the most consistently original and independent-minded of classical bloggers — has been posting about the African-American composer and pianist Philippa Schuyler, who drew attention in the nineteen-forties as a child prodigy. Happily, Bob's posts have inspired a BBC program, to air on Oct. 14.... Anyone pining for a little more Arts Florissants can tune in Sunday to Medici TV, where there will be a live stream of the group performing Monteverdi's First Book of Madrigals. This is the beginning of a major project to perform and record Monteverdi's entire madrigal output. The stream can also be seen at Arts Florissants' media site, which contains an amazing trove of video, audio, scores, and texts.... Axiom is serving up a juicy program at Juilliard on Oct. 13: Grisey's Vortex Temporum, Lindberg's Action — Situation – Signification, and Birtwistle's Silbury Air.... The reënergized Brooklyn Philharmonic previews its season on Oct. 12 at the World Financial Center, with Corey Dargel, Mellissa Hughes, and Mos Def participating. Read Steve Smith's interview with artistic director Alan Pierson.... I watched the new DVD of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole, and I agree with the drift of this Parterre review. Despite a tendency toward caricature in the libretto, it's a punchy, powerful work, exceptionally savvy in its manipulation of pop material. American opera houses should be giving it a close look. The Royal Opera performance proceeds with enormous zest; Gerald Finley's portrayal of the supremely sketchy Howard K. Stern is alone worth the price of admission.... On a personal note, I'm proud to say that my husband's forthcoming feature film Gayby is up for Indiewire project of the month.