Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy birthday, Erich!

It's Korngold's birthday! He'd have been 113. To celebrate, here he is...conducting Johann Strauss. Enjoy! http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/3109

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fun and Games with Opera and Footy

Ooh! Pro-and-contra-opera arguments in full force at The Guardian today. Here's my take on it... http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/3107

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saving Faust

A link to my column in Standpoint's June edition, which is a cut back version of the talk on musical Fausts I gave last month. Plus a little more about other cutbacks... http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/3104

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Two good reasons to hear 'Visions de l'Amen'

A brief post, as am still mildly anaesthetised. RIP Yvonne Loriod; culture sec Jeremy Hunt says some apparently good things; and we hear Loriod & Messiaen play part of 'Visions de l'Amen' in the hope that he (JH) actually meant them. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/3037

Tuesday, May 18, 2010