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If we downplay opera’s theatrical priorities we rope it off into an even more moribund corner of our cultural discourse
How can we properly celebrate a composer of Sibelius’s breadth if we only ever programme his symphonies?
The unorthodox Winter Olympics snowboarding commentary gave us a glimpse of the culture of the sport – we should try that more for music
Misleading and clumsy adjectives undermine the work of the global musical community – we should make them extinct
As a recent report highlighted London’s disproportionate arts spending, here’s one straightforward way of addressing the divide
Bryn Terfel has the musical wisdom to see a particular work’s innate qualities; Leopold Stokowski simply invented his own
Musicians who outsource their tweets have misunderstood the purpose of social media – and they look a bit boring, too
12 Tónar in Reykjavik isn’t just a charming wonderland of music, it’s a big iron-clad lesson in how to shift CDs in the 21st century
The record industry savours discoveries from the past – perhaps our orchestras should try a little bit of the same
Have some big shoes to fill? We can all learn from Manchester United’s intelligent succession procedure – orchestras included

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