BBC Music Magazine
Nick Shave asks what’s happened to the traditional concert experience
Invite smartphones and iPads into the music hall? That overlooks the point that a concert is a chance to untie the digital umbilical cord and replace it with chords that resonate.
This Haydn performance made up in style what it lacked in substance.
That Janáček in old age could write music so life-affirming seems miraculous; the intensity with which the Haffner players invested their playing suggested they felt as much, writes Rian Evans
As performances are increasingly transmitted live to cinemas, a dilemma raises its head: is it OK to applaud?