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The strangest art

A superb new history of opera argues that revivals of classic works are keeping the genre from flourishing today. Not so
Wendy Lesser  

The prophet

I admit: I am entirely without reason or sense when it comes to Bob Dylan. But there’s still nothing like seeing him play
Edward Docx  

Musical notes

Riccardo Chailly is sick and tired of young conductors and singers, but his move to the Leipzig Opera and Gewandhaus Orchestra is a welcome one
Stephen Everson  

Musical notes

An intriguing programme at the QEH highlights the transformative effect of Hungarian folk music on Bela Bartók—and vice versa
Stephen Everson  

Musical notes

How do you write up-lifting, start-of-an-era music? With difficulty it seems, as Kurt Masur has discovered
Ivan Hewett