How did a so-so violinist from Lincoln end up one of the world’s greatest conductors? And will he ever slow down? As Neville Marriner hits 90, he talks to Stuart Jeffries about setting up the Academy of St Martin in the Fields orchestra, never saying no – and the teacher who had him beaten for over-gesticulating.
English Touring Opera and the Royal Opera House were honoured last night at the 2014 Olivier Awards, held at London’s Covent Garden.
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The A-Z of Richard Strauss: J is for Ben Jonson
One of the Jacobean playwright’s works inspired Strauss’s sole collaboration with Stefan Zweig.
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The outstanding American singer on winning Cardiff, crying in performance and Kate Bush
We associate the Georgian era with elegance and good taste. But this gaudy, bloody period was a world away from Austen’s drawing room romances.
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