When art and politics commingle.
Two American operas based on classic Italian novels had their premieres about five weeks apart.
Remembering a critic and a friend.
There’s no need to wait for the prince. He’s been here all along.
What the great music of the West means to us.
Orchestras shouldn’t be affirmative-action programs.
Making the future safe is one thing; we must also interrogate the past.
‘Wokeness’ has attacked academia and spilled out into the wider world, and classical music is not immune.
If the Salzburg Festival lives another hundred years, that won’t be enough.
It came to pass that I saw about 20 minutes of a bad new documentary about Woodstock ’99.