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Neville Marriner: still going strong at the age of 90

How conductors keep getting better at 90

26 July 2014

‘It’s a bad week. I gather we’ve lost one.’ Sir Neville Marriner, himself a huge name, is talking about the death of one of the world’s top conductors. Lorin Maazel,… Read more


John Bishop interview: ‘My dream was to be Steven Gerrard, but he got there first’

28 June 2014

John Bishop doesn’t just tell funny stories. He also tells the sort of life story that makes you sit up and listen. He grew up on a council estate outside… Read more

Nicola Benedetti: ‘I feel entirely fortunate practically all the time’

Nicola Benedetti interview: Bruch, boyfriends and Scottish independence

7 June 2014

On  18 September, the Scots will decide whether they want to become independent. But it is only a coincidence that Scotland’s most celebrated violinist is launching an album that brings… Read more

Paloma Faith: ‘I’m interested in perfect contradictions’

Paloma Faith interview: 'If you do something enough times, it becomes you'

8 March 2014

Paloma Faith is an unusual pop star. Her flamboyant, retro appearance is upholstered by a deep-thinking mind and she articulates herself in an uncut East London accent. She hangs out… Read more

This charming man: Lang Lang rehearsing with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic

Lang Lang: You can't compare Bach and Schoenberg, or Justin Timberlake and The Beatles

11 January 2014

As Lang Lang walked from the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in November, a little girl emerged from the audience to embrace him. It was a disarming moment that… Read more