Books
29 December 2010
Martin Chuzzlewit is Dickens in transition, en route to his awe-inspiring maturity as a novelist. He was just 31 when...
Culture
07 October 2002
There are gigs and gigs. When the Gramophone magazine asked me to compere their awards last year, I instantly agreed,...
Culture
29 October 2001
Despite the annual triumphant orgy of classical music at the Proms, the concert scene in England is worrying. It's the...