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Mirror

The Thames near Cookham.

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Monumental

I don’t go to classical concerts as often as I should. Perhaps that’s why the etiquette can sometimes seem incongruous. After eighty-odd minutes of convulsive energy and despair, we stumbled, dazed, to the end of Mahler’s Sixth – one of … Continue reading

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Notebook

In the Golden Hall there was always electricity in the air. One could feel the current flowing through the temples of those who had been summoned, making them quiver. Everyone knew the source of that current: the little bag of … Continue reading

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Is Moonlight really the best film of the year?

It’s years since I wanted to rush out to see a film just because it won Best Picture at the Oscars – I’ve been burnt far too many times. So I went along to “Moonlight” telling myself not to fall … Continue reading

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Notebook

As it was, I had in 1939 decided to dedicate my life to Haydn, of whose music there was, in those days, no collected edition; indeed, only one-tenth had ever been published at all. Yet I always considered Mozart something … Continue reading

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Nightlife, Soho

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From the far left to the far right

David Horowitz’s journey. Odd to think a man who wrote a book as perceptive as the 60s memoir “Radical Son” seems content to be a mouthpiece for someone as crude as Donald Trump.

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Blowhard

Remind you of anyone? More fascinating satirical images of Il Duce here. HT @CurseandtheCure

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Good vibes, bad sound

A mixed bag at the Festival Hall. My review of the latest Transatlantic Sessions roadshow: In the end the joie de vivre pouring forth on the stage made up for the oddly harsh sound mix. Amplification isn’t usually a problem … Continue reading

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Careers advice

Courtesy of Nigel Molesworth.

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