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Why the other classical musics of the world deserve a place in UK conc

The British classical-music establishment is full of complacent cultural imperialism. Britain is now a very multi-ethnic society, but you’d never know that from its concert halls.  There’s an increasingly need for the other classical musics of the world to be given their proper place in UK concert programmes, says Michael Church

The man who got under Mozart's skin

Was Chevalier de Saint-Georges, ‘the Black Mozart’ and the composer’s nemesis, the inspiration for The Magic Flute’s most villainous character