Michael Henderson considers the perennial appeal of Bob Dylan
Michael Henderson talks to Alfred Brendel about his favourite films
Sam West embodies luvvie stupidity about arts funding
Assailed on all sides by cultural vacuity, we are more than ever in need of the life lessons of Beethoven, argues Michael Henderson
For a composer who gave so much delight to so many, Ravel occupies a peculiar position in 20th-century music.
Radio 4 needs fewer regional voices, and more beautiful ones
Waterstone's used to be known for it's well-read staff. Not any more
A conversation with Peter Myers, butcher and unofficial British consul to Manhattan celebrity
Philip Larkin, who died 25 years ago this week, was a truly great poet. His personal habits are utterly irrelevant
True, we’d have lost some nice songs. But we might also be free of a great deal of today’s fatuous pop-star posturing
The world’s greatest festival of music continues to grow under the splendid stewardship of Roger Wright, but there is always plenty of missionary work to do, for the world will never run short of grouches.
The Ninth is not necessarily Beethoven’s greatest symphony.
Are great sportsmen born with high talent, or do they win prizes through years of application? That question, as old as sport itself, forms the basis of this book, which tries to inform readers ‘how champions are made’.
Salzburg Easter Festival
Michael Henderson says that reading in public places is one of the joys of a well-lived life, and cities are the best places to do it
Sport, say those who write about it, is only the toy department of daily journalism.
Hear the one about the ‘professional Southerner’? Of course not, says Michael Henderson, so why does the media keep trotting out this tired old cliché about Northerners?
Michael Henderson has been to 100 operas by Wagner. He wasn’t always an admirer of the music
Michael Henderson remembers the passion for cricket that underpinned his friend’s genius as a playwright, and an unforgettable day at Lord’s
Fifty People Who Buggered Up Britain, by Quentin Letts
Theatre It promises to be a wonderful autumn for London’s theatre-goers. Ivanov, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Chekhov’s early play, has…
Erich Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane is at the Royal Festival Hall on 21 November.
Sir Edward Elgar
For a man whose appearances at London’s concert halls and opera houses are rarer than golden eagles above Highgate, Norman…
So far as Robert Craft is concerned, Stravinsky represents a mine of limitless resource. Having spent the last 23 years…