Classical Music

The Ukrainian musicians fighting rocket attacks with rehearsals
Classical

The Ukrainian musicians fighting rocket attacks with rehearsals

Performing music has become a politicised act of defiance in war-torn Ukraine

Stravinsky rite of passage is worth protecting
Classical

Stravinsky rite of passage is worth protecting

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring was a balletic revolution when it premiered in Paris in 1913

Joseph Bologne and Karl Jenkins: Misrepresented composers, centuries apart
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Joseph Bologne and Karl Jenkins: Misrepresented composers, centuries apart

One was a viral joke about Meghan Markle, the other an injustice that stalled a glittering career. Mischaracterisations hit both Karl Jenkins and Joseph Bologne

Chi-chi Nwanoku: ‘It should not be a novelty that there’s more than one Black face on stage’
Letter To My Younger Self

Chi-chi Nwanoku: ‘It should not be a novelty that there’s more than one Black face on stage’

Chi-chi Nwanoku: ‘I was not interested in just playing music by our dead white friends’
Music

Chi-chi Nwanoku: ‘I was not interested in just playing music by our dead white friends’

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Chevalier: Kelvin Harrison Jr on being a ‘soldier’ for overlooked Black history
Black history

Chevalier: Kelvin Harrison Jr on being a ‘soldier’ for overlooked Black history

How classical music is finally taking Pride in its LGBT+ composers
pride

How classical music is finally taking Pride in its LGBT+ composers

Erland Cooper’s slowly thawing call to arms
Climate protest

Erland Cooper’s slowly thawing call to arms

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons reimagined by Michael Morpurgo and Daniel Pioro
Collaboration

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons reimagined by Michael Morpurgo and Daniel Pioro

Classical pianist RIOPY says anyone can learn to play this anxiety-busting tune in less than an hour. Does it work?
Interview

Classical pianist RIOPY says anyone can learn to play this anxiety-busting tune in less than an hour. Does it work?

Don’t silence the music. Turn it up
Paul McNamee

Don’t silence the music. Turn it up

BBC Singers: Internationally renowned choir deserved to dodge the axe
Choral

BBC Singers: Internationally renowned choir deserved to dodge the axe

Is Lydia Tár based on a real person?
Film

Is Lydia Tár based on a real person?

Music education: Private schools take initiative in face of government indifference
Classical music

Music education: Private schools take initiative in face of government indifference

The Kennedy dynasty’s darkest secret
opera

The Kennedy dynasty’s darkest secret

Hints of Scrooge at the Arts Council of England
Music

Hints of Scrooge at the Arts Council of England

Ludovico Einaudi: A meditative balm to the daily grind
classical music

Ludovico Einaudi: A meditative balm to the daily grind

How opera is giving a powerful voice to migrants
Music

How opera is giving a powerful voice to migrants

The solution to racism controversy in opera is staring us in the face
music

The solution to racism controversy in opera is staring us in the face

In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles
classical music

In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles

Why classical club night concerts are now the hottest ticket
Music

Why classical club night concerts are now the hottest ticket

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Terezín: Music the Nazis couldn’t silence
Music

Terezín: Music the Nazis couldn’t silence

The French horn maestro who plays using his feet
Music

The French horn maestro who plays using his feet

New versions of The Snowman score can’t cause its legacy to disappear
Claire Jackson

New versions of The Snowman score can’t cause its legacy to disappear

Where to catch some live Christmas music this year
Claire Jackson

Where to catch some live Christmas music this year