Alfred Schnittke’s Penitential Psalms were written in 1988 for the 1,000th anniversary of the Christianisation of Russia. But the major referenc(...)

 Alan Buribayev launches the NSO season with a free concert today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Oftentimes the things that matter most are not the ones that are talked about the most. Think of practices in the medical profession that can c(...)