Albert hall

Lord Reed’s dissenting judgment in the Supreme Court is spot on

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The English tradition of dissenting judgments in important civil cases is a good one. They are often better than the…

Was Elgar’s The Kingdom an attempt to write a religious Ring Cycle?

2 August 2014 9:00 am

To go from the second day of the England v. India Test match at Lord’s to the Albert Hall for…

A girl, a train and a miniature pistol: how I met the Everly Brothers

11 January 2014 9:00 am

I had five decades of delight with the Everly Brothers – and it all began on the Flying Scotsman

Musicians are roasting at the Proms; freezing at the Bachathon

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Gossip that an orchestral player fainted while performing in the Albert Hall during the recent heatwave points to a strange…

Reinventing the circus

22 January 2011 6:00 am

An elderly gentleman prodding me in the face with his inflatable iguana might expect to command my full attention. As I found my seat in the Albert Hall, though, the gentleman in question had to turn away disheartened, as I was too busy taking in the spectacular set of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem to be distracted by his intrusive pet.