Culture
25 September 2000
The funny bit in Hans Werner Henze's big, German, un-funny, anti-fascist Ninth Symphony, given its British premiere at...
Culture
22 May 2000
The coup de theatre at the end of a recent staged version of Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion at the London...
Culture
01 May 2000
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau grips a park bench amid a prospect of fallen leaves; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sits warmed by...
Culture
24 April 2000
Heartfelt tributes flooded in on the occasion of Pandit Ravi Shankar's 80th birthday on 7 April. On Radio 4, the actor...
Culture
13 March 2000
We get used to the style of Channel 4's new classical music series. By the fourth programme, we positively expect the...
Culture
14 February 2000
The elegiac tone is in favour these days. So it is a nice surprise that a new CD of pieces by contemporary composers in...
Culture
07 February 2000
The most recent CD from the pianist Murray Perahia is called Songs Without Words. It features Schubert songs arranged...
Culture
17 January 2000
The composer Thomas Ades was awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition at the end of last year. He was named...
Culture
20 December 1999
Glenn Gould arrived in Manhattan in the hot summer of 1955 wearing coat, beret, muffler and gloves. He had come to...
Culture
13 December 1999
John Dowland's song "In Darkness Let Me Dwell" expresses emotional intensity to an "extent unsurpassed in any other...
Culture
06 December 1999
Cecilia Bartoli's Vivaldi Album is available in Sainsbury's in Clapham High Street. It is tucked away with Pavarotti's...
Culture
22 November 1999
The hands of Vladimir Horowitz steeplechase elegantly up and down the keyboard on a silent film of the 1920s, knocking...
Culture
01 November 1999
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Frederic Chopin, the South Bank Centre hosted a "Chopin Forum"....
Culture
11 October 1999
The series of Pavans and Galliards by the Elizabethan composer William Byrd "may be likened to the 96 pieces in Bach's...
Culture
27 September 1999
On his way from Birmingham to Berlin Simon Rattle stopped off at the Proms. He conducted a group of unsmiling central...

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