Category Archives: Politics

Brexit for Musicians: An Englishman Abroad

A British musician starts work in the EU – how did he do it? Continue reading

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Brexit for Musicians: What Happened, What Next?

UK artists are in a deep hole – is there any hope of climbing out? Continue reading

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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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Coronaclassical 13: The Death of British Opera

It’s the perfect storm. And any British opera singer who survives it deserves every reward they get. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 2: Giving It Away

“Had we already done the work to establish the principle of paying for getting classical music on your TV screen, this could have been a genuine boom time for the industry…” 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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There’s no doubting that a decent proportion of operas would comprehensively fail the Bechdel test…. Continue reading

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