Category Archives: Politics

Coronaclassical 24: Into the Post-Covid World

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Continue reading

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Giving It Away: Classical Music in Lockdown and other fairytales

On sale today: The Book of the Blog Continue reading

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Nixon / Nixon / Nixon

“…even with such an almost endless wealth of material, both factual and fictional, to chew on, you only ever feel you’re scratching the surface of Nixon’s innermost thoughts and motivations.” Continue reading

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Save Rhiwbina Library

Let’s learn to love and value all libraries, from the biggest to the smallest. Continue reading

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Vox Populi

There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth on my social network timelines about the electoral success – or at the very least, media prominence – of UKIP and their equivalents in the run-up to and results of elections … Continue reading

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Harriet Potter – the opera

There’s no doubting that a decent proportion of operas would comprehensively fail the Bechdel test…. Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake

I can’t imagine that there is a single professional classical musician who came through the state school system who would have started on their training without their local authority’s music provision. Continue reading

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Wait for the Fat Lady!

Our entire artform depends on unfolding a story before an audience, and the success of that is in our ability to play the story as if it is unfolding for the first time each time we do so Continue reading

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Credit Crunch

Are we really saying that what we do is only relevant to people when they are happy, carefree, untroubled? Continue reading

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