Category Archives: Music

Mindblown.

John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary opened in its first-ever full staging at ENO last night. I was mesmerised and mind-blown. Here’s  my review… http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/the-gosp…

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Robeson rides again

The glad news that Steve McQueen is making a film about Paul Robeson is inspiring a good look at who this legendary singer, actor and activist really was, and what he did, and what America did to him. I’ve written this, for the Independent – out today….

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Exploring John Ogdon, tonight

This evening at the Richmond-upon-Thames Literature Festival I’m interviewing John Ogdon’s biographer, Charles Beauclerk, about his tour-de-force book Piano Man. You may remember we did a similar event a couple of months ago at the Hampstead and Highga…

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