Classical music

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LSO/Ward review – from fierce dynamism to gorgeous indulgence
Works by Bacewicz and Schreker bookended Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with Juliana Koch the exemplary soloist

Tim Ashley

26, Feb, 2021 @12:46 PM

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Louis Clark obituary
Keyboard player with the Electric Light Orchestra who went on to create the Hooked on Classics series with the Royal Philharmonic

Adam Sweeting

25, Feb, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Elgar: Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata review – sheer beauty and subtle playing
Simon Rattle takes the concerto back to the 19th century and Renaud Capuçon’s partnership with Stephen Hough for the sonata is a meeting of equals

Andrew Clements

25, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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ENO announces bold plan to stage Ring Cycle from the autumn
Richard Wagner’s four-part opera epic will play at London’s Coliseum over several years

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Devastating, unviable, admin overload: UK stage companies count cost of Brexit
New visa rules, taxes and transport restrictions are some of the hurdles British dance and theatre organisations must now overcome to tour Europe

David Jays

24, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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London venue plans ignored rest of UK | Letter
Letter: The axing of a concert hall project in the capital is no great loss, there are world-class facilities in other parts of the country, writes Julie Berrow


22, Feb, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Steuart Bedford obituary
Conductor acclaimed for his insightful interpretations of Benjamin Britten’s work

Barry Millington

21, Feb, 2021 @3:51 PM

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No Simon Rattle, and no new concert hall for London ... but we will survive
Grandiose plans for the Centre of Music in London have been scrapped, and musical leaders such as Simon Rattle are moving on. But there is much to look forward to

Fiona Maddocks

20, Feb, 2021 @10:00 PM

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On my radar: Brett Anderson's cultural highlights
The Suede frontman on his latest musical discoveries, the brilliance of Michael Clark and the enduring appeal of mudlarking by the Thames

Brett Anderson

20, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The week in classical: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes; Live from London: Spring – review
Less is more in an enchanted evening of lovelorn Brahms with Nicky Spence and co. Plus, Voces8’s latest virtual festival

Fiona Maddocks

20, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Few will mourn the passing of London's great concert hall that never was | Martin Kettle
The scrapping of ambitious plans for the Centre for Music says much about where the arts stand in austerity-torn Brexit Britain

Martin Kettle

19, Feb, 2021 @8:55 AM

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City of London scraps plan for 'Tate Modern of classical music'
Corporation says impact of Covid pandemic has made £288m Centre for Music project unfeasible

Lanre Bakare

18, Feb, 2021 @5:53 PM

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