Michael Kennedy salutes the mezzo-soprano Janet Baker,who celebrates her 80th birthday next week
Composers have made an art form of being uncharitable about other musicians and Benjamin Britten was no exception, says Michael Kennedy
On the centenary of her birth, Michael Kennedy pays homage to ‘Klever Kaff’, occasional golfer, and inventor of Rabelaisian limericks
Was there a golden age of English music a hundred years ago? From today’s vantage-point there probably was.
It is 150 years since the composer’s birth. Michael Kennedy on his remarkable popularity
‘Mr Hallé’s Band’ began giving concerts 150 years ago. Michael Kennedy on the great orchestra
The Spectator’s new building has an inspiring past