Classical Music

Messiaen’s quartet, first performed in a freezing barracks in 1941, is a thing of great beauty

The biggest symphony orchestras are in need of music directors: but who’s in the running for the top spot?

You don’t have to be crazy to enjoy Wagner, but it helps

Ludwig van Beethoven’s former secretary and pupil was no forgettable curiosity

Part two of Mahan Esfahani’s deconstruction of the modern association of pianist Glenn Gould with Bach’s Goldberg Variations

VW will never catch on beyond Anglophiles — ask not the reason why

Is it time to give a grudging nod of acknowledgement to the BBC Proms?

A return to enchanted tradition in Siegfried at Longborough Festival Opera