The American composer wins over a sceptical NS critic.
Plus a surpise encore of the fourth of Philip Glass’s Four Movements for Two Pianos.
Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra's rendition of all five Prokofiev piano concertos in one programme has divided critics: is it a gimmick, or a masterstroke?
The real revelation of the evening was the BBC National Chorus of Wales - it's a shame we won't be hearing from them again this season.
The host of BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz is stepping down after nine years to go into politics. Caroline Crampton was there at her last recording.
Best known for co-writing “My Heart Will Go On”, Horner wrote innovative and popular scores for a whole host of Hollywood films.
In his memoir Instrumental, it feels at times as though Rhodes is daring you to dismiss him, to find his story trivial or inferior.
The production makes it very clear what we are supposed to think, which sadly detracts from the variety and ambiguity the composer worked into his score.
Everyone agrees about everything. Almost.
A subversive semi-staging of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd brings the infamous barber back to London.
Caroline Crampton spends the day with James Rebanks, Twitter’s best-known shepherd and author of The Shepherd’s Life, and learns how he’s updating the centuries-old sheep-farming traditions of the Lake District for the modern day.