Director Willy Decker makes a plausible case that the eternal  feminine underpins The Ring

Look to Beethoven to answer Adorno’s famous post-Holocaust critique of Western culture

Mozart’s great contemporary should be regarded as his equal, particularly in his string quartets

A dozen of the best Schubert Lieder to take the listener beyond the three great song cycles

Many composers, including me, love football so much that we are inspired by the beautiful game

Dumbing down church music and liturgy has emptied the pews. Our tradition deserves better

Thomas Wode’s part-books show the centrality of music in Scottish life just before the Reformation

For the first time in the history of the Bayreuth Festival, a Jewish director staged a new production

From choirs to colliery bands, the Cumnock Tryst festival celebrates the social aspect of music

Bruckner and Mahler were very different but their epic ninth symphonies have much in common