Pick of the Week:

New baton in Vienna

The Vienna Philharmonic’s having a rocky ride with its Japan tour. First, Seiji Ozawa fell ill. He was replaced by Andris Nelsons and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Now

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New baton in Vienna

The Vienna Philharmonic’s having a rocky ride with its Japan tour. First, Seiji Ozawa fell ill. He was replaced by Andris Nelsons and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Now

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In defence of the X-factor

Two cultural arguments were advanced in last night’s Battle of Ideas debate in vindication of the gladiatorial television contest that has created a feeding frenzy in British mass media. The

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In defence of the X-factor

Two cultural arguments were advanced in last night’s Battle of Ideas debate in vindication of the gladiatorial television contest that has created a feeding frenzy in British mass media. The

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How musicians get fired, or not

I have written an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph this morning discussing the issues raised by the current employment tribunal case in Cardiff, where an oboist

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How musicians get fired, or not

I have written an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph this morning discussing the issues raised by the current employment tribunal case in Cardiff, where an oboist

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