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25, Feb, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Andrew Greenwood obituary
Other lives: Musician and conductor for whom the composer’s intentions were paramount

Sara Greenwood

25, Feb, 2021 @1:03 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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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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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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From the sublime to the ridiculous: our critics best and worst of Wagner's Ring Cycle
Ahead of Radio 3’s broadcast of all four operas, we asked our writers which moments of the epic they love the most – and which they hope to never hear again

Tim Ashley, Andrew Clements, Rian Evans, Erica Jeal, Martin Kettle, Fiona Maddocks, Stephen Moss, Rowena Smith and Flora Willson

15, Feb, 2021 @12:01 PM

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The Guardian view on open-air art: the way forward | Editorial
Editorial: Sagacious arts organisations are looking alfresco for a return in the spring


14, Feb, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Letter: Elijah Moshinsky obituary
Meirion Bowen writes: Elijah Moshinsky mixed innovation with insight

Meirion Bowen

11, Feb, 2021 @9:10 PM

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Eccles: Semele review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
Eccles’s 1706 work is a fascinating insight into its era, and this clean, light-on-its-feet version is a gratifying listen

Erica Jeal

04, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Osian Ellis obituary
Versatile Welsh harpist closely associated with the music of Benjamin Britten

John Amis

03, Feb, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Caroline Shaw: what next for the Pulitzer-winner who toured with Kanye? Opera – and Abba
She has scored films, played with rappers, starred in a TV comedy, and performed for the dying. As the classical sensation releases three new works, she talks about the shock of playing arenas – and making the leap into opera

Erica Jeal

02, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in February
From brand-new opera productions to a Bergen festival and a Manchester world premiere – our pick of this month’s streamed music

Andrew Clements

01, Feb, 2021 @6:13 PM

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