Pick of the Week:

Who dares, wins

No blogs from me for the past six weeks – I’ve been immersed in a new book.   But the word from Cleveland this weekend

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Who dares, wins

No blogs from me for the past six weeks – I’ve been immersed in a new book.   But the word from Cleveland this weekend

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A collection is not just for life

Doctors who receive a rush of middle-aged men presenting with breathing difficulties can trace the source to a full-page article in this morning’s Guardian, reporting that an Oxfam

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A collection is not just for life

Doctors who receive a rush of middle-aged men presenting with breathing difficulties can trace the source to a full-page article in this morning’s Guardian, reporting that an Oxfam

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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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