Maria Theresia von Paradis was the darling of the Viennese musical court, so why has she been forgotten?
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 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
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
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
Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning by Philip Kennicott reviewed
Forward: 100 Years of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra by Richard Bratby reviewed
Reflecting on the hard-thinking, beer-drinking spiritual gambler
There will never be an age limit for skiing in Gstaad because most rich people don’t ski
How the Soviets stopped you from hearing her Beethoven piano sonatas
The 91-year-old pop-cultural phenomenon is actually a major modernist composer hiding in plain sight
Music is no longer taught as music, but as social history or an exercise in building self-esteem.