This is a collection of longer features, normally investigating their subjects in extra depth.  Read them when you have extra time.

 

The Ballets Russes - George Colerick tells the story of the early twentieth century ballet company

Profile. Tragic Expression - George Colerick discusses Georges Bizet, as the most vital French opera composer since Berlioz

Profile. A Silver Age - George Colerick writes about Franz Lehár, probably the greatest twentieth century composer of operettas

Profile. A Controversial Figure? - George Colerick investigates the younger Franz Liszt

Profile. Spectacular Productions - George Colerick explores the rise and decline of French composer Charles Gounod

Portraits. Zoltán Kodály: Part II - by Anett Fodor

CD Spotlight. A Stupendous Disc - Roderic Dunnett listens to countertenor duets by Purcell and Blow. 'The music is sensationally beautiful and touching - and so are the performances.'

Portraits. Zoltán Kodály: Part I - From the Academy to His First Success, by Anett Fodor

Ensemble. Packed With Good Things - Roderic Dunnett reports from the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester

Ensemble. In Many Respects a Success - Longborough Festival Opera's wacky production of Cavalli's 'La Calisto', reviewed by Roderic Dunnett

Profile. Only the Screen - Ona Jarmalavičiūtė talks to the Belgian singer and conductor Tore Tom Denys

Profile. Music Speaks for Itself - An interview with the composer Paul Carr, by Anett Fodor

Interpretation and Aporias - Richard Meszto considers Michael Kieran Harvey's recent doctoral dissertation

Profile. Genuine Artistic Perspectives - George Colerick discusses the music of Sergei Prokofiev with reference to the Soviet authorities

A Perfect Fool - George Colerick discusses Gustav Holst and his Richard Wagner parody

Ensemble. High Jinks - Roderic Dunnett enjoys Opera Warwick's production of Offenbach's 'La vie Parisienne'

CD Spotlight. Gorgeously Sung - Choral music by Richard Allain, heard by Roderic Dunnett. 'The music is undoubtedly beautiful, without exception.'

Profile. Prodigious appetite for repertoire - Ron Bierman talks to coloratura soprano Alisa Jordheim

CD Spotlight. Dazzling Symphonies - Symphonies by Ruth Gipps, recommended by Roderic Dunnett. 'It conveys as much energy and artistry and expressiveness today as it did the day it was written.'

Profile. No Vulgar Commercialiser - George Colerick tells the story of Louis Jullien, a French impressario, composer and conductor famous in London in the nineteenth century

Profile. A Gold Mine - Roderic Dunnett visits Birmingham to talk to John Joubert

Tempo Calculated - Teun Van de Steeg finds evidence of a missing link in our perception of music

 

 

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