A squirm at the opera

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle was never one for the squeamish, but English National Opera’s production tips Bela Bartok’s masterpiece into an

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A death in Haydn Year

H C Robbins Landon – who did for Haydn what Alexander Wheelock Thayer, a fellow-American, once did for Beethoven – has

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Unsung premiere

Simon Mawer’s reflective novel The Glass Room, shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and one of my reads of the

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