Strauss’ opera Salome is a psychosexual drama full of excruciatingly beautiful music.
As the orchestra returns to Britain, Matthew Bell sees how music continues to change lives in Caracas… and in south London too.
I suspected Lisitsa – about to debut at Royal Albert Hall – was a case of promotion over profundity. Then I joined her online audience and was wowed by her self-assured virtuosity.
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Haiti’s government has launched a new project to provide music education for all ages and to encourage the formation of youth orchestras across the country.
Conductors used to be famously autocratic, inaccessible – and old. Not anymore.
The pianist isn’t following rules; she’s simply telling a story that begins with Bach.
It’s a bumper year for classical music and opera in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for the Diamond Jubilee.
“The unforgivable sins of big business” – Joseph Szigeti’s opinion of the fact that the record catalogue contained only four recordings of Bartok playing the piano.
A knighthood for opera director David McVicar.
He loves the orchestra. The orchestra loves him. So could the Italian maestro take over permanently at the LSO?
War, suicide and pantomime – the Royal Opera House is braving Berlioz’s Trojan masterpiece.
New York-born conductor Carl Davis, 75, took his first music lessons aged 7 and moved to London at 18.