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Seize every chance to catch Till Fellner in Britain, but watch out for political correctness at the Royal Opera House—not in the performance; in the audience
Stephen Everson  

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London can take pride in its two main orchestras. The LSO and the Philharmonia have been in vintage form, with Riccardo Muti and Bernard Haitink
Stephen Everson  

Orchestral void

On its 60th birthday, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at its very best—so why isn't the wider culture listening? An interview with managing director David Whelton
Stephen Everson  

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The Wigmore Hall has changed under its new artistic director, Paul Kildea, and not necessarily for the better. An opportunity for the Queen Elizabeth Hall?
Stephen Everson  

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Bernard Haitink's powerful effect on the orchestras he conducts has been striking in the Barbican series, even the Berlin Philharmonic did not disappoint
Stephen Everson  

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While Brendel was youthful as well as masterful in his farewell Prom, Simon Rattle still hasn't found a distinctive voice for the Berlin Philharmonic
Stephen Everson  

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Modern opera stagings too often work against singers and musicians. Transposing Lady Macbeth to 1970s Russia is striking, but confused
Stephen Everson  

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The LSO is in good shape for its centenary this year. But the gala concert in June suggested that it needs more rehearsal time if it is to evolve into a great orchestra
Stephen Everson  

Art after Adorno

Theodor Adorno's musical criticism has a vital message for current art. The true avant garde is about reshaping tradition
Stephen Everson