Articles by Martin Kettle
He wants to be the man who unites the Labour party. But to understand Starmer, we should look not to his political career—but to his legal one
It's often suggested that Brexit could lead to the break-up of the UK. But could the reverse be true?
"Knowing where he stands is likely to be as good a guide as any to where a new May government will go"
Once stuck in a time warp, the Wigmore Hall is now resurgent and will celebrate its 110th anniversary with an impressive line-up
The classical music world often over-hypes artists beyond their talents. Will this be the case with German tenor Jonas Kaufmann?
Claudio Abbado conducted the best concert I have ever attended—and then surpassed it with his simply extraordinary Mahler’s 9th
A stunning new production of Billy Budd is helping revive Glyndebourne’s reputation and cement Britten’s international appeal
There is no grand theme to this year’s Proms, no special marking of a composer’s birth or death. Thank heavens for that
There is a welcome move to challenge the hallowed conventions of classical concerts. But change must be carefully negotiated