Books
11 October 2004
''Wondrous strange" is all too apt a description of Glenn Gould. His sheer otherness, the sense that he was beyond or...
Politics
05 April 2004
For most people, the question of Shostakovich's agonised relationship to Stalin and Stalinism is not an issue. He...
Music and Performance
07 July 2003
A political history of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Surely the whole point about...
Culture
15 May 2000
It's an article of faith among the British arts community that, when it comes to arts funding, our way - however...