Pick of the Week:

Death of a noted London leader

There is a death notice in today’s Times for Barry Griffiths, former leader of the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, and most distinctively, the English

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Netrebko cancels Dudamel

The soprano, recovering from a hospitalisation with Covid, has pulled out of next month’s Il Trovatore in Barcelona, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Rachel Willis-Sørensen jumps

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Franz gets cross

The Cross of Merit of the State of Upper Austria, the region’s highest honour, has been awarded to the conductor Franz Welser-Möst to mark his

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