Lang Lang:  there may be nothing better for a man with such startling facility and strong ideas than music so new that its performing traditions have yet to be established

When I went to hear Lang Lang in Birmingham earlier this month, the person seated next to me was a Chinese girl, who struck up a conversation a(...)

Rachmaninov: After his death in 1943, it was mainly his piano music that kept his name in concert repertoires, but even then critical opinion was polarised

It can be fascinating to trace the changing reputations of composers and their music. Take the case of Louis Spohr. Sixteen years before his death in (...)