Articles by Alexandra Coghlan
Alexandra Coghlan / October 15, 2015
Biteback, £25 Alfred Brendel writes as tellingly about music as he plays it. Anyone familiar with the pianist’s style—the clean lines of his Mozart and Schubert, the quiet wit of his...
Forty years ago the composer Philip Glass’s minimalist aesthetic made him a radical outsider. Now he is one of modern classical music’s bestselling artists.
Joyce DiDonato is a self-proclaimed "yankee diva." ©Josef Fischnaller Joyce DiDonato Barbican Hall, 25th September Music by the composers Giovanni Pacini, Michele Carafa and Saverio...
Alexandra Coghlan / January 23, 2014
Kasper Holten made his directorial debut at the Royal Opera House last February, with an exquisite production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. A year on, all eyes are on his follow-up, Mozart’s...
Alexandra Coghlan / January 22, 2014
The best concerts, performances and recordings this month
Alexandra Coghlan / September 12, 2013
Bel canto and Tudor history make a deep and intoxicating mix
Gilbert and Sullivan’s best works fit perfectly into the 21st century
Electronic music is not the enemy of classical music