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Friday 24 February 2012
Pianist Dénes Várjon here attempts to uncover connections between composers, with specific reference to the influence Liszt had upon Berg and Janácek.
Thursday 26 January 2012
One Day author David Nicholls talks about adaptations, aging characters and having a tough act to follow
Sunday 06 November 2011
A collaborative effort between the Oxfordshire singer-songwriter Gilmore and the hitherto-unscored lyrics of her long-dead Northamptonshire equivalent, Sandy Denny.
Friday 28 October 2011
The madrigals of Luzzasco Luzzaschi are little-known, and were only saved from oblivion by the death of Alfonso, Duke Of Ferrara, who had guarded these pieces written for the three sopranos of his Concerto delle Dame.
Sunday 23 October 2011
To many, he will be for ever remembered as the gawky teenager Gregory Underwood, in the 1980s coming-of-age hit Gregory's Girl.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
You don't have much choice but to get caught up in Nick Helm's mania. "You're delaying the fun!" he warns us, coercing us to punch the air for his rocky opening number. "Never stop dreaming/from the floor to the ceiling," he commands.
Friday 08 July 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
Nick Helm's brash and bullish show, which broadly depicts a clumsy, heart-on-sleeve romantic having a meltdown, was one of the finds of last year's Edinburgh festival. The antics of a man resembling Nick Frost playing a sergeant
Sunday 16 January 2011
Friday 14 January 2011
The Switch is yet another rom-com starring Jennifer Aniston looking for love. Aniston plays Kassie, a single girl desperate for a baby who decides to search for a sperm donor.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Mick Karn, former bassist with the band Japan, has died at the age of 52 from cancer.
Friday 10 December 2010
Every age has its Brontë interpreters from Mrs Gaskell and Winifred Gerin to Jane Sellars and Lucasta Miller. It was Juliet Barker's 1994 biography, however, that most dramatically reclaimed the sisters as flesh-and-blood human beings – giving wild romantic Emily, love-sick Anne, and "poor" Charlotte long needed makeovers.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Saturday 25 September 2010
If you ask me, once you get a dog, you need to start flirting with your local butcher like a mad thing, and you must do this flirting whether the butcher likes it or not. Personally, I suspect my butcher does not like it, judging by the way he tries to dart out back whenever I enter his shop, but as I will say to him when I get to know him even better: "Do you think I'll assume the shop is unmanned and just go away? Well, I won't, you big ninny. Now, stay put and flirt! Be a man!"
Sunday 08 August 2010
They claim to bring classical music to bear on the tropes of American folk music. Hmm.
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