‘Michael Jackson was a study in shame. He was ashamed of being black, ashamed of being gay’

Long overshadowed by his pupil Mozart, the real father of Viennese classicism should be heard again

‘Have you, like me, secretly felt in certain locales that you have been parachuted behind enemy lines?’

Benjamin Britten’s festival proves that in music small is beautiful

When thinking about my voice, I’m more comfortable with metaphor than physiology

Two 19th-century novels reveal contrasting attitudes to music and its place in Jewish culture

Death in Venice poses many questions, among them: moustache or no moustache?

A British production of a Japanese work, Shun-kin is a near-perfect triumph