Music History

Opera begs leave to celebrate lunacy in a different way

Relive the moments when music changed forever

Study of the Western canon is often reduced to a politicised debate: power and patronage versus individual genius. The truth is far more complex

He made the tea, he forged the autographs, and only once did he run out of plectrums

The film should not have ignored the political and musical context to Bernstein’s life

Bruce Liu: Waves (Deutsche Grammophon)

Mr Händel im pub: Baroque meets folk (Arcantus)