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Tom Service on classical music

July 21   -  Tom Service on classical music

Too much Wagner? Try these instead

Next week, you can hear five complete Wagner operas at the Proms. But if that's not to your taste, here's an alternative listening guideWe're on a precipice, people; a precipice of Gods and monsters, heroes and dwarves, ...

July 16   -  Tom Service on classical music

The Proms, week one

Tom Service picks his highlights from the first week: something old, done anew, and something new, that was long overdueEvery July, that velvet-clad Victorian coliseum in South Kensington becomes a weird temporal vortex: ...

June 27   -  Tom Service on classical music

Why Rattle and the LSO would be a perfect match

With Gergiev's tenure ending in 2015, the LSO needs a new chief conductor. The energy and leadership that Rattle could bring to the job would have a catalytic effect on the musical life of the whole countryJust a wee ...

June 11   -  Tom Service on classical music

Sex still sells classical music but attitudes are changing

Woman's Hour presenter Jenni Murray acknowledges a universal truth, but British orchestras are becoming more feminine across all departmentsIt is a truth universally acknowledged that marketing people use good-looking ...

May 31   -  Tom Service on classical music

Beethoven's Ninth, the app: an Ode to iJoy

Tom Service reviews a classical music app that takes you to the heart of Beethoven's NinthThe Philharmonia's Orchestra app last year was a huge step forward for classical music infotainment. This month sees the launch of ...

May 22   -  Tom Service on classical music

Henri Dutilleux dies aged 97

French composer Henri Dutilleux has died at the age of 97, it was announced earlier today. I recently wrote about his exquisite catalogue of pieces in my contemporary music guide. His is music of luminous enchantment that was only becoming ...


May 20   -  Tom Service on classical music

Contemporary classical music guide round-up

Choosing just 50 composers to tell the story of the contemporary classical music scene has been a rich and rewarding experience, but I'm only too aware of the ones that got awayWell, it was never going to be possible to be ...

May 8   -  Tom Service on classical music

Steve Martland: an appreciation

The Liverpudlian composer's music is full of top tunes, infectious rhythmic power, and bold, poster-paint colours, writes Tom Service.Steve Martland, whose death from a heart attack at 53 has just been announced, was an ...

May 7   -  Tom Service on classical music

A guide to Karlheinz Stockhausen's music

Our contemporary composers series ends with the most divisive figure of them all: StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen has arguably done more to transform 20th- and 21st-century music than any other single composer: from ...

April 30   -  Tom Service on classical music

Sound and Music: A new era dawns

Sound and Music has gone back to basics. Is it time to call for an end to hostilities and get behind the new-model institution?To say that Sound and Music was an institution in need of a rebrand this time last year is ...
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