Tuesday, October 20, 2009


My colleagues at The Independent on Sunday had some fun with The Emperor's New Clothes - 50 Myths about Modern Britain. So I thought we'd join in & have set out to debunk my 13.5 top musical myths. Trouble is, I keep thinking of more, so watch for updates... http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2300

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Magnum opera

Mad props to The Independent which has included my blog in its 25 best music websites roundup today (but without a link!). And a couple of interesting things I spotted at the Royal Opera House last night. More about the performance of Tristan a bit later, when I have managed to get back down from the ceiling. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2287

Monday, October 05, 2009

In this month's Standpoint Magazine...

...my column is about what has become of the 'Russian school' since the fall of communism. Link via my blogpost here: http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2260/.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Ebene Forever!

Ebene Quartet scoops Record of the Year at Classic FM Gramophone Awards. Nice one! http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2255