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Alfred and the fruitcakes

I first realised there was a problem with Alfred Brendel when, a decade ago over dinner with the Menuhins, he muttered ‘you made an intellectual

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Alfred and the fruitcakes

I first realised there was a problem with Alfred Brendel when, a decade ago over dinner with the Menuhins, he muttered ‘you made an intellectual

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No prizes for coming third

The German magazine Partituren has asked 52 critics to name their current hottie. Top of the singers is Juan Diego Florez, best composer is Hans

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No prizes for coming third

The German magazine Partituren has asked 52 critics to name their current hottie. Top of the singers is Juan Diego Florez, best composer is Hans

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Smart Korea Move?

Responses to my personal mailbox are running 3-1 in support of my commentary on Bloomberg that the New York Philharmonic’s visit to North Korea is

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Smart Korea Move?

Responses to my personal mailbox are running 3-1 in support of my commentary on Bloomberg that the New York Philharmonic’s visit to North Korea is

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Can a bad man create good music?

Dominic Lawson, in a typically thoughtful Independent op-ed, took my Karajan column last week as a springboard for contemplating the connection between genius and virtue.

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