Classical

Yoko Ono performing ‘Cut Piece’, where her outfit is cut down to her underwear by predatory snipping scissors

From classical to post-modern: a beginner’s guide

7 February 2015 9:00 am

My career at school and after was greatly enhanced by a series of books called The Bluffer’s Guide to….These gave…

Ravishing beauty

12 March 2011 12:00 am

For a composer who gave so much delight to so many, Ravel occupies a peculiar position in 20th-century music.

MacMillan’s loyalty

4 December 2010 12:00 am

In the first week of September, the Scottish composer James MacMillan sat in the ‘composition hut’ in the backyard of his Glasgow house, finishing the music he’d been commissioned to write for the Pope’s Mass at Westminster Cathedral.