Why should it ever be acceptable to pass off as live a recording that has been extensively altered?
Sponsors aren’t splashing the cash, so festivals have to come up with innovative ways to keep going
There are too many indifferent pianists playing too small a repertoire and the public is bored
Music is the perfect medium to deal with Goethe’s Faust because of its focus on the human condition
While Chopin’s bicentenary is marked far and wide, there’s little mention of Schumann’s
Lack of co-ordination on events, concerts and re-releases has marred the composer’s bicentenary
We can now begin to understand the reasons why music is an essential part of civilisation
Blogs, podcasts and digital concert halls are the way forward for classical music lovers
Will Handel’s most famous oratorio work on the stage?
No Music Day gives us an opportunity to stop and think