Tag Archives: classical music

Coronaclassical 12: Drilling Holes in the Titanic

If it’s safe for pubs to open, why are theatres still shut? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 9: Opening Up

How soon should musicians get back to work? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 8: Freelancers and Impotence

Freelance singers: a novel crisis and age-old problems. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 3: Keeping Going

Michael Heseltine stretched out his veteran legs under the table, leant back and drawled… 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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Wagner: Death of the Hero

We’re not used to stories about failure, and they’re hard for us to understand. Continue reading

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Wagner: What Wotan Wants

“It seems hard to sneak a look at God’s cards. But that He plays dice is something that I cannot believe for a single moment.” Continue reading

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Wagner: Why Siegmund?

‘Something must be done. This is something. Therefore we must do it.’ 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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Just drawn that way

“At the curtain call, on my appearance the audience spontaneously and unanimously lets out a deafening, emphatic, visceral boo. It is utterly exhilarating.” Continue reading

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