Pick of the Week:

This record should not work

Who, of right mind, would reduce a Shostakovich symphony to three solo instruments and percussion and expect the result to be musical? Kolja Blacher, that’s

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Gergiev and the three bears

This is the latest graphic provocation from the anti-Putin group that is picketing Valery Gergiev’s tour of the US. There were further protests in Michigan

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