Articles by Martin Kettle
Although Stockhausen had become a marginal figure by his death, his music will last. Plus 20th-century music gets the history it deserves
Much of our national musical life takes place in church—yet most music critics simply ignore it. Plus, what on earth did they do to Carmen?
Philip Glass remains a major force, even as the minimalist movement ebbs away. Plus what's behind the treasury's conversion on arts funding?
London may not have the best orchestra in the world, but with its four permanent subsidised symphony orchestras it has the best orchestral life
Too many country house opera festivals give out the message: "Bugger off, proles." For something more inclusive, try Sweden—or Holland Park
The Proms remain the most democratic concert series in Britain. But a lack of new music means that Prom audiences are ageing and in decline—if the Proms don't adapt, they may die