Veteran music column calls it quits

Peter Phillips has, after 33 years, written his last column for the Spectator.

‘Things have moved on from my habitual think pieces, outraged rants, ad hominem demolition of palpable idiots written in the back of aeroplanes,’ he reflects.

Obviously it didn’t pay well enough for him to travel business class.

Phillips is a busy choral conductor and entrepreneur, founder of the Tallis Scholars.

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  • Well, I like his closing column. But why is he stopping? He doesn’t say.

    The beauty thing, though not attached to God, was also used by Karajan. Perhaps it’s why the Tallis Scholars scored early on in a crowded field.

    • Well, he wrote, “Things have moved on from my habitual think pieces, outraged rants, ad hominem demolition of palpable idiots written in the back of aeroplanes.”

      I take that to mean he was not asked to stay on.

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