Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Two posts today...

First, a review of The Turn of the Screw which opened at ENO last night - and it's as good as it gets. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2332

Then, as it's Friday afternoon & time for historical stuff, an absolute gem from Nino Rota's rarely-heard-these-days score for The Glass Mountain, from the 1949 movie starring Tito Gobbi. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2343

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Voting is Open...

...in the Dilettante Music digital composer-in-residence competition. Listen to the three finalists online and cast your vote! http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2304

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


My colleagues at The Independent on Sunday had some fun with The Emperor's New Clothes - 50 Myths about Modern Britain. So I thought we'd join in & have set out to debunk my 13.5 top musical myths. Trouble is, I keep thinking of more, so watch for updates... http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2300

Friday, October 16, 2009

Magnum opera

Mad props to The Independent which has included my blog in its 25 best music websites roundup today (but without a link!). And a couple of interesting things I spotted at the Royal Opera House last night. More about the performance of Tristan a bit later, when I have managed to get back down from the ceiling. http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2287

Monday, October 05, 2009

In this month's Standpoint Magazine...

...my column is about what has become of the 'Russian school' since the fall of communism. Link via my blogpost here: http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/2260/.

Saturday, October 03, 2009