The Violin Viking

My interview with that great Dane Nikolaj Znaider is in the JC and can be accessed at the website here. He conquered London with his Elgarian invasion the other week; here he tells me about his philosophy of music and life, his family history and what it’s like to play Fritz Kreisler’s violin. Oh, and why he is becoming a conductor… Enjoy.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens