Theatre audiences, watch out: Maltesers, texting and iPods will earn you one of my death stares
Even by the standards of disaster-prone great composers, the catalogue of dramas in Mozart's life is pretty impressive.
Fifty years ago, orchestras performed Mozart's music as if he were another Brahms or Beethoven. Then
Ivor Novello: portrait of a star
Paul Webb <em>Haus Publishing, 208pp, £16</em>
Theatre - Helen Chappell discovers that these days there's more to mime than French clowns in white
Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne (and at the Proms)
2006 - the arts : The dregs of the old year hint at trends for the new
There's so much to regret, it seems, about Live 8. The organisers of the Philadelphia concert have just launched proceedings against a firm linked to Anna Nicole Smith, claiming she appeared at the event "intoxicated and scantily clad in revealing attire . . . totally inappropriate".
Sonata Margriet de Moor <em>Duckworth, 156pp, £9.99</em>
Mozart in the Jungle: sex, drugs and classical music
Blair Tindall <em>Grove Atlantic, 318pp, £10.
Yes, Antony, you might be a star - but round this way we don't like a lot of splother, see?
Music - Jazz needs to rid itself of its obsession with its greatest icon
Dance - Slick moves and an eclectic soundtrack transform a scene of urban squalor, finds Michael Cov
Lynx and Lamb are Californian twin sisters hoping to become stars. But, as <strong>Carolyn O'Hara</s
Encounters - Nicholas Wapshott meets Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, an overnight sensation at 69
The Dark Side of the Moon: the making of the Pink Floyd masterpiece
John Harris <em>Fourth Estate,
The Battle of Ideas is a series of debates presented by the Institute of Ideas. One of the fiercest
Part Israeli, part Palestinian, the Divan Orchestra is a beacon of hope in a gloomy landscape
You don't have to be in the Commons to make a difference. All sorts of artists use their work to cha
Electronic music - What do you get if you cross an upright bass with a chainsaw? Tom Armitage heads
As the Young@Heart Chorus prepares to astound London with its ancient cast, whose ages range from 73
The Barbican and Young Vic are devoting four months to the phenomenon of young genius. Mark Lythgoe
Opera - Crucifixes and Christmas chic overwhelm Verdi and Nielsen, writes Tom Sutcliffe
Art rock - Champagne-quaffing Christs and ready-salted crisps: Alex Gibbons enjoys Franz Ferdinand's
To judge from my e-mails, a fair number of people believe I have been "fomenting, justifying or glor
Ariel Dorfman grew up believing Einstein was famous for music, not physics. A mistake? Not quite, he