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Playing God

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth Continue reading

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Who Will Back British Opera?

Why I hate Peter Grimes. But you, and the rest of the world, shouldn’t. Continue reading

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Performative Hypocrisy: Classical Music and the War in Ukraine

Is the classical music industry all of a sudden truly serious about its desire for politically engaged artists? 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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Brexit for Musicians: Endgame

What would you call it if everyone had a Musician’s Passport? 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

“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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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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