Robert Schumann’s tragic life has long coloured our view of his music. But as pianist Jonathan Biss concludes a year long series of concerts, he finds a composer betrayed by his biography.
Young director Carrie Cracknell has worked on devised, experimental and classical theatre but now she’s moved on to opera.
Hairy, smelly savages, or noble warriors? A fierce argument over Sir Walter Scott’s real views on Highlanders has opened a bitter divide between the writer’s supporters and the opera world of Covent Garden.
Join the conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in our weekly web chat.
Hear excerpts from all of the months’ Gramophone Choice recordings on the Gramophone Player.
The BBC’s Young Musician 2014 has launched, unveiling Nicola Benedetti as an ambassador and introducing a new award for young jazz musicians.
Simon Halsey will not be extending his contract as principal conductor of Rundfunkchor Berlin after its current term ends in summer 2016.
(Written on May 21, 2013 )