German-born composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). Photograph: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images

Leonard Bernstein was a great talker about music. In these pages, conductor Marin Alsop told of how, at the age of nine and already a seasoned concert(...)

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“Was he an animal, that music could move him so?” This line from Franz Kafka’s novel Metamorphosis sees its protagonist, a man who has transformed (...)