mon 21/01/2019

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

War and Peace, Welsh National Opera review - an Operation Barbarossa that comes off

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Three Choirs Festival - religion, passion and Nordic fakery

Read more...

Prom 5, Pelléas et Mélisande, Glyndebourne review - for the ears, not the eyes

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Leipzig Bach Festival: a cantata blockbuster

Read more...

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

Read more...

Madama Butterfly, Glyndebourne review - perverse staging, outstanding cast

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

Tosca, Welsh National Opera review - ticking the traditionalist boxes

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

The Magic Flute, Longborough Festival review - sparkling and moving

Read more...

Pages

latest in today

Black Lake, Series 2 Finale, BBC Four review - Swedish chill...

A bunch of young-ish people stuck in a rambling house in the middle of nowhere, a hatchet-faced senior citizen guarding a hoard of...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Charles Mingus

Releases dedicated to previously unisssued live recordings can be tricky. The variables at play don’t necessarily ensure that what’s in the shops...

CD: The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

The disappearance of a band for a while calls for a re-set. A reminder, perhaps, of why you fell for them in the first...

Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kings Place review - a kaleidoscope...

Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir: three names on quite a list I reeled off earlier this week when someone asked me why...

theartsdesk Q&A: Hedvig Mollestad, Norway's bridge...

Norway’s Hedvig Mollestad Trio reset the dial to what...

CD: The Dandy Warhols - Why You So Crazy

Why You So Crazy is a woozy, disorientating and spaced-out affair with a similar understated production to the Dandy Warhols last album,...