An art exhibition currently occupies the world’s most famous techno club in Berlin
Kevin Rowland, decades after Dexys, is still running
Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross reviewed
Maria Theresia von Paradis was the darling of the Viennese musical court, so why has she been forgotten?
The show must go on
Parents will be listening to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s degrading song ‘WAP’ with their children
And how I wrote a novel about it
There are very few hiring processes where elements of bias based on race, gender, friendship and family can be totally eliminated
The family that plays together...
The legendary rapper could run a successful campaign if he commits
Not the legend’s best work
There are real flashes of genius in albums such as One Nite Alone...
Meeting the inimitable Basie
On shape-note singing and my friend Stephen
Doo-wop’s elder statesman on Buddy Holly, Dylan and King David
The orchestra’s online archive offers an impressive spread of performances, including Rattle conducting Tom and Jerry and a Karajan concert that is appalling and magnificent
The Ramones were paying tribute to Paul McCartney, who used the pseudonym ‘Paul Ramon’ when checking into hotels
I came away wishing the Beastie Boys were my friends, and feeling glad they still care for each other
Some of the old-timers who you might expect to be in tune with Bruckner’s Eighth now seem rather superficial, including Bruno Walter and Otto Klemperer
Cécile McLorin Salvant’s shock of the new
Recreating the feel of a festival from your sofa — complete with terrible sightlines and not enough actual music — is disconcertingly easy
The first performance of Parsifal at the 1962 Bayreuth Festival remains unforgettable, as some of my patient and weary friends will agree, having heard me fail to forget it
The St Matthew is all about drawing us in closer, giving us time to reflect, feel, interject, to doubt even
Haydn survived smallpox, saw his house burn down (twice) and narrowly escaped castration