William Walton was inspired by sexual energy
The reputation of one of England’s finest composers has been indelibly stained by his refusal to fight in the Second World War
The cult of Benjamin Britten lives on in Paul Kildea’s new biography, painting the composer as a perennial victim
Benjamin Britten’s gifts to British music, both as practitioner and patron, far outweigh his faults
While woeful arts coverage on ITV and the BBC looks beyond saving, the two Sky Arts channels offer brave, and often unpredictable, film-making
For too long British classical music has gone unheard. Thankfully, what was once deemed a “guilty pleasure” is now getting regular airtime
It’s hard to imagine The Turn of the Screw more perfectly performed than in ENO’s staging by David McVicar, which opened at the Coliseum last night. Were I rating it I’d give it six stars out of five.
Benjamin Britten’s festival proves that in music small is beautiful