Favoured topics are matters of practical morality, dress sense, litter – that sort of thing
Colin Horsley, the New Zealand pianist who made his home in Britain, was first noticed at an end-of-term concert at the Royal College of Music in 1941 when he displayed "almost alarming virtuosity" in a performance of the Saint-Saëns G minor piano concerto. A reviewer wrote: "he can do everything and does it with ease".
A defining week in Godolphin's year began in disappointing fashion yesterday when it was revealed that Gamilati, one of the stable's leading Classic contenders, will miss the opening phase of the European season. Two stylish wins at Meydan this year had earned the filly (pictured) a quote of 12-1 for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, but the Godolphin manager revealed that she is now in the Dubai Equine Hospital. "Unfortunately, Gamilati has required surgery to remove a chip from her near-fore ankle," Simon Crisford explained. "She will have a little bit of time out of training, and when she starts back in a few weeks we will reassess her programme for the summer."
I met Steven through Pauline, his late wife. He was a young musical prodigy and initially we did lots of competitive wisecracking, but over time the relationship evolved into something else, and the conversations deepened.
World Cup ends in victory for Victoire Pisa ahead of compatriot Transcend
Once a 'savage' who refused to leave his yard, Michael Bell's gelding now has the world at his feet
Long overshadowed by Dido and Aeneas, John Blow's Venus and Adonis beguiles in this witty, sensual performance under lutenist Elizabeth Kenny.
Independent readers have been critical of Radio 3's treatment of Mozart and Handel. Its controller, Roger Wright, answers them and outlines his plans for live broadcasts
Fast-rising soprano Sophie Bevan comes from a family of eight musical children and an extended musical family of 60. Ahead of her landmark solo recital tonight, she talks to Jessica Duchen
Moments of perfection are rare, but you know one when you find it. In the opening concert of cellist Steven Isserlis's Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Ravel series, it was the quietest, most modest piece that stopped the breath. Who would have thought that Fauré's little Berceuse could house that much magic? Isserlis, cradling his muted cello, made it speak with an ineffable fusion of beauty, truth and love. I reckon Fauré himself would have been moved to tears.
The lives of Fauré, Saint-Saëns andRavel were heavily intertwined and interdependent. Jessica Duchen reveals how the three composers were key to each other's success
It was Stephen Kovacevich’s 70th birthday party and his highly individual guests represented past, present, and future.
Michael Church celebrates it glittering history
The Classical Opera Company does exactly what it says on the tin and over the last few years has refreshed parts of the repertoire and corners of the nation that their bigger and more illustrious counterparts never reach.
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - now best known for his ‘Stabat Mater’ - had a short, colourful, tragic life.
Those who missed the Classical Opera Company's Gluck retrospective in January can stop fretting.