Pick of the Week:

Candide camera

The most striking feature of English National opera’s new production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is the drop-curtain. It has been made up to look like

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Candide camera

The most striking feature of English National opera’s new production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is the drop-curtain. It has been made up to look like

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One of the best

Jonathan Carr, who died last week near Bonn, was an astute political journalist and a musical enthusiast of expert knowledge and sound judgement. He brought

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One of the best

Jonathan Carr, who died last week near Bonn, was an astute political journalist and a musical enthusiast of expert knowledge and sound judgement. He brought

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Missing persons alert

A year ago I asked ‘has anybody seen Alberto Vilar?’  Several readers were kind enough to respond and I was relieved to learn that the

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Missing persons alert

A year ago I asked ‘has anybody seen Alberto Vilar?’  Several readers were kind enough to respond and I was relieved to learn that the

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Berlin cover-up

The BBC are running a bought-in film tonight in Alan Yentob’s Imagine series on Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. It offers ‘intimate’ insights into

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Berlin cover-up

The BBC are running a bought-in film tonight in Alan Yentob’s Imagine series on Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. It offers ‘intimate’ insights into

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The Lead from L. A.

I left the door a foot open in my previous submission for others to nominate the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a pioneer of orchestral courage and adventure

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