Now there’s a surprise. In his well-leaked plan to increase arts budgets by 20 percent, Tony Hall seemed to be offering more of the same.
The German musicologist Gundula Kreuzer has come up with a curious paradox. ‘He was a very useful composer for Nazi ideology,’ she says. Listen here to BBC
The ailing composer pays tribute in an interview with Le Monde to his friend Patrice Chéreau, who died yesterday. Together, they staged the centennial Ring