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

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Cultural Capital
24 August 2011
Musical memorials take many forms, as Sunday night's Prom elegantly demonstrated. A concert dedicated to Richard Hickox...
Music and Performance
18 July 2011
The BBC PromsRoyal Albert Hall, London SW7“You make changes to the Proms' heritage at your peril," Roger...
Music and Performance
18 July 2011
With around 90 concerts on offer over the eight-week season, the 2011 Proms aren't short on highlights. Outdoing last...
Cultural Capital
11 July 2011
The programme essays may speak of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood, but there's not the merest blood-spatter of...
Cultural Capital
26 June 2011
A thirteen-year-old boy is stabbed, a sixteen-year-old boy taken into custody. "Even senseless crimes makes sense...
Cultural Capital
15 June 2011
With Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez - titans of the classical world - sharing a stage, the question of musical...
Cultural Capital
06 June 2011
At the heart of Jonathan Kent's Don Giovanni is a giant cube. Textured with wilful trompe-l'oeil complexity, this is...
Culture
26 May 2011
Take an opera that isn't really an opera, a director with no experience in the opera house, a huge cast (and even...
Cultural Capital
25 May 2011
Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream is many things -- deft operatic adaptation, feat of atmospheric...
Cultural Capital
10 May 2011
Our English word "guest" derives from the Greek "xenos". It's a word whose historical and...
Music and Performance
27 April 2011
OperaShotsLinbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London WC2Launched by the Royal Opera House last year, the OperaShots...
Cultural Capital
26 March 2011
Grinning wildly, a victorious Ulysses beckons a cameraman with his gun. Together they stalk the darkened house,...
Culture
24 March 2011
When Genista McIntosh, a former chief executive of the Royal Opera House, spoke recently of Britain's "latent...
Cultural Capital
18 February 2011
Anna NicoleRoyal Opera House, London WC2[Warning: this piece contains language that some readers may find offensive.]...
Cultural Capital
31 January 2011
The Kingdom - ElgarThe Barbican, 30 JanuaryIf Elgar's great oratorio The Dream of Gerontius doesn't quite begin with a...

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