Category Archives: singing

Coronaclassical 28: Learning to Live With The Virus

Boris Johnson fiddles while Britain’s theatres smoulder ominously. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 27: Not Just Cricket

Opera and sport face up to similar challenges – and for the same fundamental reason. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 26: Counting the Cost

What was the typical financial impact of lockdown on a freelance performing artist? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 25: Levelling Down

Deep down, is 21st-Century Britain actually fairly comfortable with the idea that the performing arts should be just a rich kid’s hobby? Continue reading

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Brexit for Musicians: The Evil Empire

A warm welcome to Global Britain. Continue reading

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Brexit for Musicians: View from the USA

β€œWhen we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools.” Continue reading

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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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