Messiaen’s quartet, first performed in a freezing barracks in 1941, is a thing of great beauty
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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?
Virtuosity amidst violence
The lost sounds of a German Jewish composer
A return to enchanted tradition in Siegfried at Longborough Festival Opera