mon 20/09/2021

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

The Barber of Seville, Welsh National Opera review - back to work in an old banger

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The Cunning Little Vixen, Longborough Festival Opera review - life, death and the menopause in the forest

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theartsdesk at the Three Choirs Festival - Purcell, Gabriel Jackson and Duruflé

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Die Walküre, Longborough Festival Opera review - heroic defiance of farcical constraints

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Pagliacci, Opera Ensemble, Longborough review - stripped down but live

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Brecon Baroque, Podger, Brecon Cathedral online review - Bach recoloured

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Denis and Katya, Music Theatre Wales / Uproar, Rafferty review - disturbing the untroubled monotony of South Wales music

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Les vêpres siciliennes, Welsh National Opera review - spectacular, silly, but some great music

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Podger, Brecon Baroque, Hollingworth, Brecon Cathedral review - Bohemian footnotes yield the extraordinary

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The Cunning Little Vixen, Welsh National Opera review - family night in the forest

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Rigoletto, Welsh National Opera review - same old update, fine performance

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Carmen, Welsh National Opera review - intermittent brilliance in a gloomy, unclear environment

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theartsdesk at the Three Choirs Festival - the beautiful and the damned

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Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera review - Mozart in the urinal

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The Turn of the Screw, Garsington Opera review - superb music drama on an open stage

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Rusalka, Glyndebourne Festival review - away with the distressed fairies

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Leeds International Piano Competition Finals, Leeds Town Hal...

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As the summer folds away on itself, theartsdesk on Vinyl returns. Beset by backlogs at pressing plants and delayed by COVID, it's...

Album: Public Service Broadcasting - Bright Magic

Public Service Broadcasting’s latest addition in their on-going string of concept albums could reasonably be described as an impressionistic...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Help Yourself - Passing Through, The Com...

“Reaffirmation” is the sound of a San Francisco ballroom in 1968. The 12-minute long track opens mysteriously with what might be a Mellotron on...

Podium odes to joy: conductors at the 2021 BBC Proms

They must have been especially overjoyed to be back in front of (or with back to the greater part of) a live audience. But inspiring musicians is...

Rose Plays Julie review - a sombre story of rape, adoption a...

Rose (Ann Skelly; The Nevers) is adopted. The name on her birth certificate is Julie and the possibility of a different identity –...