The Critics

The role of music in Jewish worship has acquired a sudden topicality with the involvement of two major record labels

Grand opera was long thought quite dead but is suddenly rearing its shaggy head again

I want to listen to music that sounds like the dumb hopefulness of being young that I once couldn’t wait to rid myself of, says Sarah Ditum

Women may now account for 64 per cent of fine arts graduates in Britain but research shows the old values remain entrenched, says Michael Prodger

“Albion” takes up the challenge of the moving goalposts of Brexit and social and economic fragmentation, says Anne McElvoy

For a folk hero this Ned has zero contact with the ordinary Irish folk who will supposedly come to love him, says Christopher Silvester

Adam LeBor strikes television gold

The most expensive post-war work sold last year fetched just over $91 million. The most expensive Old Master sold for $21.5 million