LISTENING TO TCHAIKOVSKY: Béla Hartmann uses his knowledge of Eastern Europe to argue against the banning of all Russian culture following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
CENTRAL ENGLAND: Mike Wheeler's concert reviews from Nottingham and Derbyshire feature high profile artists on the UK circuit - often quite early on their tours.
VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
Shirley Ratcliffe hears I Fagiolini at the Holt Festival
Shirley Ratcliffe was at Snape Proms to hear The London Adventist Chorale directed by Ken Burton
Journeying into space. 'Highly recommended.' Contemporary music for chorus, welcomed
Idiosyncracies. Anderszewski plays Beethoven
Newly furbished as a recital instrument, London's Royal Festival Hall organ was re-launched on 19 October. Shirley Ratcliffe was there and was in for a surprise.
Shirley Ratcliffe attends a John Tavener première
Shirley Ratcliffe attends English National Opera's staging of the St John Passion
Shirley Ratcliffe at a John Adams London première
Shirley Ratcliffe is entertained by dacapo
The Journey to Mnemosyne
1. In search of a scenario - 2. In search of a title
Shirley Ratcliffe investigates the plots of three operas