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!

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...

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...

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.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010