Classical music can get us through tragedy and trauma, it can bring focus, insights and joy. And yet why do we never talk about how it makes us feel? My new podcast asks music lovers, from Alec Baldwin to Ian McEwan, to tell us just that
The Dutch singer felt she was only using 15% of her voice. But wanting to unlock its rough, raw and even ugly side got her turfed out of Conservatoire. What will Sunday’s Prom audience make of Ivan Fischer’s daughter?
As a student, the conductor met Bernstein and got to ask him about West Side Story. He’s waited 61 years to conduct it, a moment when its themes of bigotry and disempowered youth feel more relevant than ever
Rosie Heydenrych, an artisan luthier, has been making acoustic guitars by hand for about a decade. She shows Christopher Thomond around her workshop in Newchapel, Surrey, and explains the guitar-making process