Alexandra Coghlan is the New Statesman's classical music critic.

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Cultural Capital
16 October 2012
On 15 December 1900, the Flannan Isles’ lighthouse in the Outer Hebrides went dark. When a routine relief...
Cultural Capital
09 October 2012
Given the revival in the fortunes of baroque opera - an increasing popularity that means a good Giulio Cesare or Alcina...
Culture
04 October 2012
Beethovenfest Bonn 2012 A bare-breasted women is held down by a group of men and brutalised with a chainsaw....
Cultural Capital
25 September 2012
Something old and something new open the autumn season at English National Opera. Fairytales or cautionary tales,...
Cultural Capital
08 September 2012
Proms Review: Nixon In China, Adams / Vienna Philharmonic, Haitink John Adams’ dense, discursive Nixon in China...
Music and Performance
30 August 2012
Playing at home.
Cultural Capital
05 July 2012
At the cusp of Occident and Orient, Turkey’s history is one of negotiation – balancing, sometimes bloodily...
Cultural Capital
03 July 2012
Le nozze di Figaro is an Italian opera, composed by a German and adapted from a French play, all of which make it easy...
Cultural Capital
26 June 2012
A tale not quite of two cities, classical music in London has always been a rather lopsided affair. For a long while...
Music and Performance
06 June 2012
The Cunning Little Vixen/Falstaff: Glyndebourne/Royal Opera House: London WC2 Two weeks, two celebrated operas of old...
Cultural Capital
31 May 2012
Grieghalle, Bergen: Norway. The assumption that Norway’s contribution to classical music began and ended with...
Music and Performance
30 May 2012
The Cunning Little Vixen/Falstaff, Glyndebourne/Royal Opera House, London WC2 Two weeks, two celebrated operas of old...
Cultural Capital
22 May 2012
Stadthalle, Gottingen Festival, 7pm Thursday 19 May, 2012 You won’t find Gottingen mentioned in any biographies...
Culture
16 May 2012
“I find composing is either completely impossible or too easy – it’s never just running on the flat....
Cultural Capital
10 May 2012
Barbican Theatre 6.20pm, Friday 4 May, 2012 The Duke of Wellington once observed that just because a man is born in a...

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