Music

A return to enchanted tradition in Siegfried at Longborough Festival Opera

John Blow, Venus and Adonis; Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas (HGO)

A furious, unfiltered revelation of the experimental heart of a familiar composer

A Venetian Coronation, The Gabrieli Consort, St John’s Smith Square

We have lost the oddness of the 1990s

The glorious heyday of Roxy Music, when just to be a fan of a band that sounded like no other was like being in an exclusive club

Great passages of play evoke great music

Bach’s Goldberg Variations have a rich history that far transcend its modern association with Glenn Gould

Robert Schumann expresses the intense passion and despair of true love better than any other composer

Rock versus pop, and orchestral numbers versus guitar solos