Classical Music

Nervousness surrounds the search by the world’s most admired orchestra for a new chief conductor

It is a misfortune shared by several composers — notably British ones, who still struggle to be valued by those loath to travel beyond Mozart and Beethoven — to be known for only one work, despite having written many that merit recognition. It was Gustav Holst’s misfortune to have written The Planets, which made him famous, and have given him an international reputation since he died in 1934. And yet Holst wrote music of almost uniformly high quality, much of which is little known, even though well recorded. 

A long time blacklisted by the snobbish BBC, George Lloyd is the greatest English symphonist you’ve never heard of

The mythologizing about Wolfgang Amadeus is incessant. As a result, the music is lost

Classical music must follow the example of an art form that has survived by extending its range