Silent Night: the quick scene changes of the prologue, which were handled by the rotation of a turntable in Cincinnati, will be solved at Wexford with lighting

France’s most notoriously eccentric composer, Erik Satie, once offered a tongue-in-cheek timetable of “The Musician’s Day”. It begins: “Get up: 7.1(...)

Erik Satie cocked a snook by labelling his first published work “Op 62”. For most composers, however, the choice of music for an (...)

Benjamin Grosvenor displayed  admirable technical discipline, before  metamorphosing into the persona of an old-style relaxed sensualist and showman

Life isn’t always simple when you tell the truth. As a student, I gave a straight answer in a viva voce to a question about my favourite compos(...)