Alexandra Coghlan


Where to start with the music of Ethel Smyth

The eccentric Edwardian was the only English composer of her generation to achieve real international status in opera

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From ancient Greece to TikTok: a short history of the sea shanty

Shanties are a symbol of the temporary, fragmented, partial world they come from: the Atlantic

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The best recordings of my favorite Passion

The St Matthew is all about drawing us in closer, giving us time to reflect, feel, interject, to doubt even

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