Pick of the Week:

A national opera is cut adrift

The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet has published a ferocious attack on the management of the Oslo Opera by its veteran critic, Professor Ståle Wikshåland.  Under the headline

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Son of a silenced composer

Michael Braunfels, whose father Walter was suppressed in  Hitler’s Germany and ignored for decades after, has died in Cologne, aged 98. Michael, a pianist, was

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