Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. She writes a weekly podcast column.
What makes a piece of music a Christmas carol, anyway?
This Mikado succeeds where every other version I’ve seen has failed, because it constantly reminds us that Gilbert and Sullivan were first and foremost creating a satire, not a musical comedy.
Lose focus for a second and you can quickly drop the thread of Jarrett's complex improvisational techniques.
The destruction of manuscripts in Timbuktu became a landmark case for cultural terrorism.
In Sweden, Josefsson says, the idea that people with repressed memories of abuse could be helped was “an idea that belonged to the left wing”.
Begun in 1914 and premiered in 1925, Wozzeck has class struggle, poverty and mental health problems as its principal subjects.
So why isn’t the BBC making more of a fuss about it?
Agent Carter uses its heroine's invisibility in her own time to great success.
The unexpected intimacy that performers like Alina Ibragimova can achieve in a space as vast as the Royal Albert Hall is truly breathtaking.
Debussy's Petite suite, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22 and Shostakovich's 15th Symphony at the Proms.
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