mon 20/05/2019

Radio show

The Seckerson Tapes: Fidelio in Bergen

Edward Seckerson

In the listening room of Grieg Hall, Bergen, a concert hall sometimes masquerading as a theatre and vice versa, I talk to Mary Miller, director of Bergen National Opera, and Andrew Litton, music...

Read more...

The Seckerson Tapes: Benjamin Wallfisch

Edward Seckerson

Benjamin Wallfisch was born into an extraordinarily musical family. His father Raphael Wallfisch is a cellist of international repute and his grandmother Anita Lasker-Wallfisch would not be alive...

Read more...

The Seckerson Tapes: Lucy Schaufer

Edward Seckerson

Lucy Schaufer has always been one to confound our expectations. As she puts it herself, she’s “an American in London, conceived within the American Dream and living in the Old World.” As an...

Read more...

The Seckerson Tapes: Ian Bostridge

Edward Seckerson

It comes as no surprise that international tenor Ian Bostridge plays a significant part in EMI and Virgin Classics‘ contribution to Britten 100. In this exclusive audio podcast he discusses the...

Read more...

The Seckerson Tapes: Colin Currie

Edward Seckerson

The evolution of the solo percussionist has advanced dramatically over the last couple of decades and among the superstars of the hardware that can be struck and pounded or caressed and stroked is...

Read more...

The Seckerson Tapes: Heldentenor Ian Storey

Edward Seckerson

In 2007 the English tenor, Ian Storey, made a dramatic and highly visible debut as Tristan in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the season opening of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Daniel...

Read more...

The Seckerson Tapes: Jan Vogler, Dresden Music Festival

Edward Seckerson

The 36th Dresden Music Festival has a big title and even bigger ambitions. Empire is a theme which Artistic Director Jan Vogler hopes will embrace not just the cultural achievements of the British...

Read more...

The Arts Desk Radio Show 11

theartsdesk

Another session of Peter, Joe, some amazing records and some musing on their whys and wherefores - originally broadcast live on NTS Radio out of London's fashionable Dalston.

This time...

Read more...

The Arts Desk Radio Show 10

theartsdesk

Quite possibly because the sun was shining, even if it wasn’t actually warm as such, this show presented by Joe Muggs and Peter Culshaw got its groove on. There was shuffling about the NTS studio...

Read more...

Video: The Arts Desk/London Art Fair Debate

Fisun Güner

Matthew Collings was snowed in in Norfolk, so was sadly unable to join us, but the weather didn’t defeat The Arts Desk/London Art Fair debate. The Art Newspaper’s market expert Melanie Girles and...

Read more...

Pages

latest in today

Gentleman Jack, BBC One review - the revolutionary life of A...

In 2010, Maxine Peake starred in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, but this new...

Al Murray as the Pub Landlord, Embassy Theatre Skegness revi...

Al Murray's Pub Landlord character has been around since the mid-1990s. As such, it's a wonder that Murray has managed to reinvent the embittered...

Chamber Music, Brighton Festival 2019 review - Wu-Tang Clan...

Martial arts mayhem, Shaolin philosophy, a tribe of masked hip hop warriors emerging from the mist of Staten Island...

Rokia Traoré: Dream Mandé: Bamanan Djourou, Brighton Festiva...

Much of Rokia Traoré’s set tonight comprises folk songs about...

CD: Sting - My Songs

Some say that every successful rock star's career can be divided into three phases. First comes the youthful exuberance. Next, there's mature...

What We Do In the Shadows, BBC Two review - black comedy vam...

This is a toothsome treat for Sunday nights and one of those rare occasions when the...

First Person: Ellen McDougall on finding the commonality in...

I’ve wanted to direct Thornton Wilder’s Our Town for a long time.

The play is beautifully written and its form feels not only...

Cannes 2019: Pain and Glory review - a dour, semi-autobiogra...

There’s a touch of Fellini’s 8 ½ in Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film. It’s a forlorn, confessional tale, with Antonio Banderas starring as...

Thomas Harris: Cari Mora review – mayhem in Miami

This March, a real-estate office in Miami Beach, Florida, put a parcel of prime seafront land on the market. A vacant estate with plans filed for...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Ronnie Lane

It was inevitable that Rod Stewart’s distracting solo adventures would eventually kill off...

new music

Chamber Music, Brighton Festival 2019 review - Wu-Tang Clan depths divined

The social and musical roots of the Wu-Tang Clan's debut discovered

Rokia Traoré: Dream Mandé: Bamanan Djourou, Brighton Festival 2019 review – traditions soar free

Rokia Traoré takes Mali's music on a slow dance to transcendence

CD: Sting - My Songs

Mr Sumner updates his impressive back catalogue...slightly