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Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Because I’d been reading about Stradivarius on the bus home, my helpful iPhone suggested a related story: the Totenberg Ames…

Bach at its most bruising and gruff: Kyung Wha Chung at St George’s, Bristol, reviewed

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Coined in 1944, ‘completism’ is a modern term for a modern-day obsession. What began as a phenomenon of possession —…

The question my mother made me ask André Rieu

27 June 2015 9:00 am

André Rieu is a demigod among classical performing artists – and my mother loves him

Spectator letters: Ken Loach defended, and the music of Pepys

7 June 2014 9:00 am

We need religion Sir: Roger Scruton (‘Sacred hunger’, 31 May) describes a reason, dare I say a ‘purpose’, for religion in…

How the Suzuki method changed my life

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Do you ever wonder, as your little darling balks at doing her violin or piano practice again, what all the…