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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

“When 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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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 7: Living with Covid-19

Cancel everything and go to bed: you fight a virus lying down. Continue reading

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Summer opera? Pray for rain.

You shouldn’t get too downhearted if the weather is gloomy – you might well end up getting better singing as a result. Continue reading

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Wagner: Don’t bump into the furniture

er-Z-o-G- ich euch -K-ühn, -Z-um -K-ampfe -Z-u -Z-ieh’n, -SCH-u-F- ich die -H-e-R–Z-en euch -H-a-R–T- und -SCH-a-R–F-, dass ihr -W-ilde-N- -N-u-N- -W-ei-N-T u-N-D- -GR-ei-N-T, we-NN- -M-ei-N- -GR-i-MM- eine -TR-eulose s-TR-af-T-? Continue reading

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