Nicholson Baker: writes fiction based not on story but on his world view. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Paul Chowder gets by. He is a poet who has lost interest in writing poems and would rather spend his days making music. About to turn 55, he se(...)

Hindemith: Piano Sonatas

Hindemith’s three piano sonatas date from 1936, when the composer was under pressure from the Nazis over his opera Mathis der Maler. Malcolm MacDonald(...)