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stephen walsh

Bio
Stephen is a former Observer music critic and a regular contributor to The Times, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Independent and the BBC. He is the author of a major biography of Stravinsky and other books on Stravinsky, Bartók and Schumann. He holds a chair in music at Cardiff University.

Articles By Stephen Walsh

Ariadne auf Naxos, Longborough Festival review - appetising energy and wit

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La Traviata, Longborough Festival review - muddled director, vocal mixed bag

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theartsdesk at the Leipzig Bach Festival: a cantata blockbuster

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Der fliegende Holländer, Longborough Festival review - stand and deliver on an empty stage

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Madama Butterfly, Glyndebourne review - perverse staging, outstanding cast

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BBC NOW, Alexandre Bloch, Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff review - tonal music in an avant-garde sense

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Stephen Walsh's Debussy - A Painter in Sound - extract

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Tosca, Welsh National Opera review - ticking the traditionalist boxes

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La forza del destino, Welsh National Opera review - rambling drama, fine music

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The World's Wife, Wales Millennium Centre, Weston Studio review - the power and frustration behind the throne

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From the House of the Dead, Welsh National Opera review - elderly staging, music comes up fresh

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Khovanshchina/Eugene Onegin, Welsh National Opera review - Russian revivals strong and weak

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The Magic Flute, Longborough Festival review - sparkling and moving

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Fidelio, Longborough Festival review - death to the concept of concepts

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Pelléas et Mélisande, Garsington Opera review - brilliant but frustrating

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Der Rosenkavalier, Welsh National Opera review - hard to imagine a stronger cast

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