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Contents that may be read on Lebrecht weekly:


2009/02/04. Shutting down at number one: death comes to Decca

2009/02/04. The BBC climbs back on board

2009/01/28. Barack Obama's New Deal for the arts

2009/01/21. The maestros who are making Paris a music capital, at last

2009/01/14. A different sprig of heather

2009/01/14. The face of modern opera

2009/01/07. The Miller's return

2008/12/31. The homage we owe to creators

2008/12/17. New head for dead body

2008/12/17. Whatever happened to Mendelssohn?

2008/12/10. A Mahler dream come true

2008/12/03. How to hook the next generation

2008/11/26. The English interpreter

2008/11/12. The rise of an orchestral superpower

2008/11/12. Opera catches a cold

2008/11/05. Gulf orchestra a mirage

2008/11/05. This is one musical too far

2008/10/29. New man at the Bank

2008/10/29. Last of the great pianists

2008/10/22. Katherine cashes in her opera chips

2008/10/22. Why the fate of music hinges on a $20 million violin

2008/10/16. Gergiev is selling us short

2008/10/08. Anyone for cafe culture?

2008/10/01. Let the concert wars commence

2008/09/24. Was this TV's finest hour?

2008/09/24. Chocs for aunties at the seaside band

2008/09/17. The Kaiser's legacy

2008/09/17. Whatever became of specialist conductors?

2008/09/12. Three Cheers for the Proms. Now will the BBC Learn?

2008/09/10. Why Messaien doesn't raise my spirits

2008/09/10. Karajan's Drive for Power at Salzburg Examined

2008/09/03. So which of the Beecham stories are true?

2008/09/01. Richly miserable

2008/08/28. Daniel Barenboim, Everything is Connected Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £16.99

2008/08/27. Edinburgh needs a new dawn

2008/08/20. Can music add years to your life?

2008/08/13. Take back the cultural Olympics from the bureaucrats

2008/07/30. Russian to the rescue

2008/07/09. Natalie Dessay - A different class of diva

2008/07/02. How London fever beat New York lucre

2008/07/02. What's the use of producer opera?

2008/06/25. How YouTube shrank the classical world

2008/06/24. `Third Man' Museum Digs Up Vienna's Past

2008/06/18. Putting a different spin on the record business

2008/06/11. Big composer who acted small

2008/06/04. They really would do anything

2008/05/28. How do you solve a problem like the Fuhrer?

2008/05/23. Why does the Southbank need another £16.5 million?

2008/05/11. A New Hero for the Cello

2008/05/07. The music revolution starts here

2008/04/30. The Vaughan Identity

2008/04/28. Birtwistle's Musical Creatures Lure Londoners

2008/04/23. A new hero for the cello

2008/04/16. Bayreuth isn't safe with the Wagner sisters

2008/04/16. And this man is a classical hero?

2008/04/16. Virtuoso Vengerov Gets Bored, Retreats

2008/04/16. Bayreuth isn't safe with the Wagner sisters

2008/04/10. I can't bear the synthetic sound of this fuhrer with a baton

2008/04/09. This Arts Council farce has lost the plot

2008/04/09. An opera house by any other name

2008/04/05. The clapped-out legacy of Karajan that impoverished classical music

2008/04/04. Trisexual? Tell It to England's Arts Council

2008/04/02. Is a Strad a sound investment?

2008/04/02. China's new star on the guitar

2008/03/26. Why talent is forced to go it alone

2008/03/26. Chasing a music that didn’t exist

2008/03/05. Kennedy's hit and miss

2008/03/05. A new view of Mahler

2008/03/05. Kennedy's hit and miss

2008/02/27. Atonement's Oscar strikes the right note

2008/02/27. Gordon gets it right with culture

2008/02/22. Maazel's Troops Bumble Into Korean Ambush

2008/02/20. La Scala Goes to the Movies, too

2008/02/20. Is pop music bad for your health?

2008/02/19. Barenboim's Beethoven Will Resound for Decades

2008/02/13. Classical music goes clubbing

2008/02/13. Barenboim's piano prodigy

2008/02/06. Gabriela Montero - The pianist who plays My Way

2008/02/06. Don't bank on your sponsors

2008/01/30. Don't put more fans on boards

2008/01/30. The monster and his myth

2008/01/23. The future of music is free

2008/01/09. When a movie outshines the oustanding original

Who cares where conductors come from? / January 9, 2008

When a movie outshines the oustanding original / January 9, 2008

Now the Arts Council really has lost the plot / December 21, 2007

Last love of a piano legend / December 19, 2007

Stockhausen gets a second wind / December 12, 2007

Rattle's net gains / December 5, 2007

Glyndebourne gets in groove / November 21, 2007

The arts are coloured brown / November 21, 2007

New hot rod in the podium / November 14, 2007

Tales of the recording angel / October 31, 2007

The missing link in the reel / October 24, 2007

Heavy reading / October 17, 2007

We’re going to make a classical star / October 17, 2007

Kennedy’s classical comeback / October 10, 2007

Singing in the last chance saloon / October 3, 2007

London needs to form its own arts council / October 3, 2007

A round of applause for Riccardo Muti / September 26, 2007

How Nureyev played the fame game / September 26, 2007

Master of no Musick / September 19, 2007

Is Natalie the new du Pre? / September 19, 2007

Dressed to impress / September 12, 2007

Why Bryn walked out of Wagner’s Ring / September 12, 2007

He made the world smile / September 6, 2007

How the classical record industry is fighting back / August 30, 2007

The joy of Solti's last concert / August 30, 2007

In bed with the Fuhrer / August 22, 2007

Why the stars aren’t out in Salzburg / August 15, 2007

Best sound man in the business / August 15, 2007

The man who put opera on the front page / August 8, 2007

How to ruin a Prom / August 1, 2007

Can the young blades cut the big stuff? / August 1, 2007

The first musicians of Auschwitz / July 27, 2007

Kurt Masur: The survivor’s tale / July 11, 2007

Uncalculated disaster / July 5, 2007

The best pianist you've never heard / July 5, 2007

Catching up with the rising Juro / June 27, 2007

Urban disaster: the opera / June 20, 2007

Much improved, and much to prove / June 13, 2007

Opera makes its next media move / June 6, 2007

Shut that noise / June 6, 2007

Sounding better on the south Bank / May 30, 2007

The boy who would be Wagner / May 30, 2007

Max and the missing half a million / May 24, 2007

All they needed was love / May 24, 2007

Piano genius with mass appeal / May 16, 2007

Odd couple returns to Broadway / May 9, 2007

Classic choice for the iPod generation / May 9, 2007

Classical honours for Sting and McCartney / May 2, 2007

Slava, the naive and sentimental / May 2, 2007

China's musical revolution / April 18, 2007

Why Alagna walked out - he says / April 11, 2007

Who says he's Elgar the Great? / April 11, 2007

How do you solve a problem called laryngitis? / March 28, 2007

Save our People’s Opera / March 28, 2007

The Classic Million-sellers / March 21, 2007

British Museum Steals a March on China / March 14, 2007

ENO’s death by 1,000 cuts / February 28, 2007

How Gorecki makes his music – an exclusive interview Norman Lebrecht / February 28, 2007

Tusa’s shoes / February 21, 2007

How to make a classical fake / February 21, 2007

 End of the road for opera's lovers / February 7, 2007

 No more downloads from the BBC / February 7, 2007

 It's a blogger's world / January 31, 2007

 Waiting for the axe to fall / January 31, 2007

 Clearing Prime Time for Tchaikovsky / January 24, 2007

 We need a national instrument fund / January 18, 2007

 Where Kylie met Akram / January 18, 2007

 Get those pants off my stage / January 10, 2007

 Love’s laments lost / January 10, 2007

 A Tale of Two Women / January 3, 2007

 The future is Latin / January 3, 2007

 How to avoid anniversary fatigue / December 27, 2006

 Don't be shy - sing in the streets / December 22, 2006

 Brought to book, one last time / December 20, 2006

 Stop the opera, I want to get off / December 13, 2006

 Onto the sub-continent / December 7, 2006

 Brought to their knees / December 7, 2006

 How Wayne will change the Royal Ballet / December 5, 2006

 Vandalising a Beatles shrine / November 29, 2006

  The best of British to Covent Garden / November 29, 2006

 Wanted: a new vision to rescue the BBC / November 28, 2006

 Opera finds a new world / November 22, 2006

 Radio 3 is not out of tune / November 17, 2006

 A walk on the web side / November 8, 2006

 Berlin's Perfume doesn't smell so sweet / November 1, 2006

 The elephant in the Arts Council room / October 25, 2006

 ABBA Sung by Mezzo-Soprano Still Sounds Crass: Norman Lebrecht / October 5, 2006

Sting switches strings / September 27, 2006

The Barbican means business / September 20, 2006

Musicians must come down to earth / September 13, 2006

Why there’s a hole in the Proms / September 6, 2006

A Game of Haydn Seek / August 30, 2006

Rattle has a battle on his hands / August 23, 2006

More cracks opening in the Shostakovich code / August 18, 2006

A subtext for deepening confusions: Steve Reich at 70 / August 9, 2006

How would you like to be locked in the quiet room? / August 2, 2006

The Piano Man / July 26, 2006

Is the South Bank safe in these hands? / July 24, 2006

The future lies in the past / July 12, 2006

The man who is changing the sound of the BBC / July 5, 2006

South Bank 'vision' falls short of expectations / June 29, 2006

The old composer, his wife and his lovers / June 28, 2006

Tosca scores again / June 14, 2006

Another record crash / June 12, 2006

There's no boating like show boating / May 31, 2006

How I dread the sound of silence / May 26, 2006

Fear and loathing at the opera / May 17, 2006

The trouble with boys / May 10, 2006

And he shall build Jerusalem / May 3, 2006

Put out more flags for English music / April 26, 2006

Life and death without the hocus-pocus / April 25, 2006

Watch out for the lightning conductor / April 19, 2006

An art that silences women / April 12, 2006

Ban this freak show / April 11, 2006

Ring-and-ring-a-download / April 5, 2006

Vandals at the museum door / March 29, 2006

Battles over Bolshoi / March 22, 2006

Time to break the stranglehold of state funding / March 8, 2006

ENO's new music director / March 7, 2006

How the festival floundered / March 1, 2006

The Shame of La Belle France / March 1, 2006

How Domingo Killed the Three Tenors / February 22, 2006

An introduction to chamber musicals / February 15, 2006

Are we scared of going mad? / February 8, 2006

Letting the streets in / February 1, 2006

Finding his inner Mozart / January 25, 2006

Where are ENO's angels? / January 11, 2006

An art is born / January 11, 2006

ENO drops music director / December 28, 2005

How The Producers went sour on me / December 28, 2005

English National Opera Chairman Resigns / December 21, 2005

Will music be safe in their hands? / December 21, 2005

Too much Mozart makes you sick / December 14, 2005

Reliving the Munich massacre / December 13, 2005

A fright at the opera / December 7, 2005

Bitter tears over operatic blunder / November 30, 2005

Fresh turmoil at ENO / November 29, 2005

Who can save Edinburgh? / November 23, 2005

Have an enjoyable Holocaust trip / November 21, 2005

Making an opera out of a crisis / November 16, 2005

Hallelujah - it's Messiah in miniature / November 9, 2005

Scenes from a Revolution / November 2, 2005

Watch out for the Pavamingo / October 27, 2005

Counting the Freeloaders / October 19, 2005

A cry for help / October 12, 2005

The fiddler who should be banned / October 5, 2005

How racist is Oliver Twist? / September 29, 2005

The Koestler Conundrum / September 27, 2005

Meet the MyWaymen / September 21, 2005

Why Music Doesn't Pay / September 14, 2005

Why give a day to the mad scientist of music? / September 7, 2005

Why do they do it? / August 31, 2005

Playing the Survivor / August 24, 2005

Death of the Library? / August 22, 2005

The little label musicians love / August 10, 2005

Jude and the Obscure / August 3, 2005

The loneliest job on earth / July 27, 2005

In love and despair / July 25, 2005

Another slice of heritage? / July 20, 2005

Why are the Aussies running our arts? / July 6, 2005

The buzz about Beethoven / June 29, 2005

Sex, drugs and symphony orchestras / June 22, 2005

Those wicked old Wagners / June 15, 2005

The New Designer Label / June 8, 2005

Prisoner of the Opera / June 1, 2005

Show me some ID / May 29, 2005

Time to change tune / May 19, 2005

Makers of the modern world / May 13, 2005

Free Beethoven Now / May 5, 2005

English Composers Lost at the Proms / April 27, 2005

see also Marc Bridle reports on the forthcoming Proms Festival

Big Brother Goes to the Opera / April 21, 2005

Whose music is it anyway? / April 13, 2005

The Mystery of Margot Fonteyn / April 7, 2005

Tomorrow's hall today / March 30, 2005

Toppling the tyrant at La Scala / March 23, 2005

Musical numbers that don't add up / March 17, 2005

Sounding off on the South Bank / February 24, 2005

A chorus of approval / February 16, 2005

Who's afraid of classical concerts? / February 10, 2005

And the bands play on / February 2, 2005

Karl Amadeus Hartmann - One Good German / January 27, 2005

Going off the rails / January 20, 2005

Getting Rattled / January 12, 2005

On the fiddle / January 5, 2005

Another record year / December 30, 2004

Michael Tippett - A composer to Forget / December 22, 2004

Banned by the Met / December 15, 2004

British Opera's Ring of woes / December 8, 2004

The House is rocking / November 17, 2004

Springtime for the Musical / November 15, 2004

How the Met was fixed / November 11, 2004

Valery Gergiev: 'I don't want us to be remembered for Beslan' / November 3, 2004

Herbert Breslin – The man behind Pavarotti / October 28, 2004

Anne-Sofie von Otter - The baroque diva who has turned to pop / October 21, 2004

Notes of caution will kill orchestras / October 14, 2004

Bela Bartok - There's a composer at the next station / September 30, 2004

Lloyd Webber's latest - a ghost of an opera / September 24, 2004

CD2: Abbado's Brahms First / September 18, 2004

How biopics lost the plot / September 18, 2004

The Definitive CDs / September 1, 2004

Two Classes of Orchestra / August 20, 2004

Star spangled manner / August 11, 2004

Classic Follies on British Concert Halls / August 4, 2004

Carlos Kleiber: Not a great conductor / July 30, 2004

Sony Walkman - Music to whose ears? / July 26, 2004

Simon and Garfunkel - The Mother and child of reunions / July 18, 2004

A Funny Thing Happened to Stephen Sondheim / July 14, 2004

The novel of the opera / July 8, 2004

How British opera is killing itself / June 23, 2004

Conductors who score / June 15, 2004

Mikko Franck - The beat generation / May 27, 2004

A Tale of Two Writers / May 24, 2004

The Two BBCs / May 20, 2004

Mahler's Going for a song / May 13, 2004

Master Marriner / May 5, 2004

The band won't play on / April 28, 2004

The Philadelphia Story / April 21, 2004

A Revolution in the Stalls / April 16, 2004

Samuel Taylor-Coleridge: One Hit Wonder / April 7, 2004

A critical gap / March 31, 2004

The Fight for Shostakovich / March 24, 2004

According to Mel Gibson / March 17, 2004

Outsized talents / March 10, 2004

It's not about love, darling / March 3, 2004

Land of Max and Harry / February 25, 2004

Why the big music jobs are no-go arias / February 18, 2004

The Music of Mel Brooks / February 4, 2004

Fit for the future? / January 29, 2004

Power of Song / January 21, 2004

Stretching the band / January 7, 2004

Look who's been dumped / December 31, 2003 but see Dave Hurwitz's reposte

Hector Berlioz - The unloved genius / December 10, 2003

Daniel Barenboim - Playing Politics / December 3, 2003

Music's Missing Faces / November 26, 2003

Sounding a revolution / November 5, 2003

Mariss Jansons - Rattle gets a rival / October 29, 2003

Arnold Schoenberg's Second string quartet - The day music went mad / October 22, 2003

Dvorak - Best thing since sliced bread / October 15, 2003

How the PC brigade is destroying our orchestras / October 8, 2003

What Makes a great critic / October 2, 2003

How money men stole our brands / September 25, 2003

Changing Hands / September 17, 2003

Funding is for fools / September 11, 2003

No Strings Attached / September 3, 2003

The Lost Art / August 13, 2003

Prommers ruin the Proms / August 6, 2003

Otto Klemperer - Behind every great conductor / July 30, 2003

Gambling with the lottery / July 9, 2003

Off the record / July 2, 2003

A Wizard Lesson for All / June 25, 2003

Down on the South Bank / June 18, 2003

The death of Luciano Berio - And then there were none / June 11, 2003

Valery Gergiev - Conducting History / May 28, 2003

Famous Last Notes / May 21, 2003

Buying Munich / May 14, 2003

When Moutrage Catches the Buzz / May 8, 2003

Bong go the classics / May 1, 2003

Way to go, LSO / April 23, 2003

Rachmaninov - Shrinking the Score / April 16, 2003

Show's coming off the road / April 11, 2003

Leos' Janac'ek - Animal magic / April 2, 2003

The ultimate orchestral sensation / March 26, 2003

Striking a false note / March 19, 2003

The new disorder / March 12, 2003

Stalin: his final victim / February 26, 2003

Hyperion's Ted Perry - Patron Saint of Independents / February 19, 2003

Tale of two opera companies / February 12, 2003

When greatness grates / January 29, 2003

Monica Mason - I like the idea of risk / January 22, 2003

Berthold Goldschmidt - Stirrings af a Lost Composer / January 15, 2003

The Unsung Sondheim / January 8, 2003

Mahler comes Second at last / December 19, 2002

The Real Szpilman Revealed / December 4, 2002

A Classical Dilemma / November 27, 2002

John Williams - The Magpie Maestro / November 20, 2002

Tomorrow, the World / November 13, 2002

Daniel Barenboim - The Paradox of the Peacemaker / November 6, 2002

The Tragedy and the Truth / November 3, 2002

Stravinsky: Missing from His Music / October 30, 2002

Drawing the Classical Line / October 23, 2002

Can ENO Win Again? / October 16, 2002

The next big thing? / October 14, 2002

Whose Music Is It Anyway? / October 10, 2002

Payback time for Vilar / October 2, 2002

The poison in the opera house split / October 2, 2002

William Lyne Retires - Sunset on a golden era / September 25, 2002

Classical music plays away / September 19, 2002

Leonard Slatkin - Last Night of the Proms / September 11, 2002

Dispelling the Scotch myth / September 7, 2002

Entering the realm of fiction / September 4, 2002

Death becomes them / August 29, 2002

Alberto Vilar - The benefactor and his bride / August 14, 2002

Still all white on the night / August 7, 2002

Too popular by half / August 6, 2002

Haitink's Legacy / July 17, 2002

RSC could crown wrong head / July 10, 2002

Where has the competition gone? / July 3, 2002

Composers fall off the radar / June 26, 2002

Conductors drop their batons / June 19, 2002

Why I'm sick of Mozart / June 12, 2002

This age of unenlightenment / June 5, 2002

The Classical Brit - It's one big classical charade / May 22, 2002

Stuck in a digital radio daze / May 14, 2002 see receiver on sale I have one and it is every bit as good as Norman says it is

Stop messing with our Mahler / May 9, 2002

Why they're all losing their heads / May 2, 2002

Orchestral manoeuvres on the air / April 25, 2002

Why conductors have great sex / April 17, 2002

Let Chopin's dirge rest in peace / April 10, 2002

The Wagners and the rabbi / April 3, 2002

London needs Russell Johnson / March 27, 2002

Record industry goes into terminal phase / March 20, 2002

A rarely seen grandeur / March 7, 2002

After a decade on the cultural front line, it's time to say goodbye / March 7, 2002

Probably the worst time in recorded history / February 20, 2002

Classical music makes great strides / February 13, 2002

Uri Caine - Musician who breaks all the boundaries / February 6, 2002

Culture slips through the net / January 31, 2002

Exit the maestro / January 23, 2002

Only one man can save the South Bank - and that's Mandelson / January 16, 2002

How Walton killed his own talent / January 9, 2002

Kurt Sanderling - At last, a maestro departs with dignity / January 3, 2002

Online Musicians' Diaries Superficial / December 27, 2001

Throw away the Christmas rapping / December 19, 2001

We can handle more than Messiahs / December 12, 2001

Cheap crossovers are doing nothing for the integrity of an art on the wane./ December 5, 2001

Can these youngsters beat time? / November 28, 2001

Unwelcome echoes from beyond / November 21, 2001

Faint-hearts are doing us a favour / November 14, 2001

A crescendo of cash crises / November 7, 2001

Ghetto blasting / October 31, 2001

Discordant saga / October 24, 2001

Michael Kaiser - Can he see off the gremlins? / October 17, 2001

A time to show courage / October 10, 2001

Musicians on the corporate scrapheap / October 3, 2001

Who was Mahler? / September 26, 2001

Responding to tragedy / September 19, 2001

The marriage of mobiles and music / September 12, 2001

Digital dos and don'ts / September 5, 2001

Disgrace of a South Bank Show That's Going Nowhere / August 30, 2001

Cultural perversity / August 22, 2001

Temple to concert hall, via Vatican / August 15, 2001

Beware music's healing power / August 9, 2001

The appointment of Andre Previn - How not to choose a music director / July 18, 2001

Sweating it out in the House / July 11, 2001

Why We're Still Afraid of Schoenberg / July 8, 2001

Requiem for the classical record / July 4, 2001

Tessa Blackstone - The Red Baroness swoops in / June 27, 2001

Only heroes could save Berlin and the Bolshoi / June 20, 2001

The Problem with Chris Smith, Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport / June 14, 2001

We stand for excellence says Tony Hall / June 6, 2001

Lorin Maazel - Older and More Mellow / May 30, 2001

A new future for opera? / May 23, 2001

The Kirov cure / May 16, 2001

Nigel Kennedy - Practice makes perfect / May 9, 2001

The chamber revolution / May 2, 2001

Why conducting is a health hazard / April 25, 2001

Cyberspace spawns a Mahler legend / April 18, 2001 (read all about us)

Royal Festival Hall at 50 - A hollow-sounding birthday bash / April 11, 2001

Why we're awash with sorry soaps / April 4, 2001

Banging the drum for art / March 28, 2001

Set the arts free and see what can happen / March 21, 2001

Leaders of a lost generation / March 14, 2001

PC in the Arts / March 11, 2001

They think it's all overpriced / Marsh 7, 2001

Propaganda Wars / February 28, 2001

Bands play on as crisis looms / February 21, 2001

Viktoria Mullova - Ice Queen melts to the blues / February 14, 2001

Time to take stock / January 31, 2001

Could Silver Fox, the manager of maestros, be losing his grip? / January 24, 2001

Baton handover / January 17, 2001

Grove has grown too fat / January 10, 2001

My manifesto for a richer life / January 3, 2001

Conductors of the New Century / December 31, 2000

Little sympathy for British symphonies / December 27, 2000

Is Covent Garden looking for a new chairman, too? / December 20, 2000

Italy still needs its operatic saviour / December 13, 2000

Generosity gap / December 6, 2000

Chaos reigns on the South Bank' / November 29, 2000

The job that can't be done / November 22, 2000

Top brass paid for top brass / November 15, 2000

Invaders win Berlin's culture war / November 1, 2000

True pioneers deserve better / October 25, 2000

Thomas Quasthoff - A wonderfully vocal minority / October 18, 2000

A blast of Birtwistle / October 14, 2000

Concert-Hall Blues - Oh for an Acceptable Symphonic Environment / October 11, 2000

Rumours at NYPO / October 4, 2000

The floundering state of the arts / September 29, 2000

Forecourt wars - Universal plans on taking on Naxos / September 20, 2000

 The rise and fall of Michael Kaiser / September 12, 2000

 Living on the edge - Reputations are on the line as audience opinion goes live on Radio 3 / September 6, 2000  

 A Return to Arts Rationing - Why BBC4 will Fail / August 30, 2000  

  He might be smiling now... - Franz Welser-Möst Returns to Conduct the Proms / August 16, 2000

  British Pianism and the Art of the Possible / August 9, 2000

  Salzburg Teaches the French a Lesson on Les Troyens / August 3, 2000

  On Wagner / July 26, 2000

  The declining importance of the arts in the political agenda / July 19, 2000

  Long Live the Russian Revolution / July 12, 2000

  Bucks stop here -- The Biggest Need Not Be the Best / July 5, 2000

  A maestro need not be a mister / June 29, 2000

  Not All Is Lost - the Decline of Serious Music Criticism / June 28, 2000

  Ida Haendel - The One They Don't Want You to Hear / June 22, 2000

  Noxious Crossover / June 14, 2000

  How Smith Has Crippled Culture / June 7, 2000

  Mariss Jansons - High Drama on the Podium / May 31, 2000

  Scots Grip Vienna / May 24, 2000

  Zemlinsky Biography Reviewed / May 17, 2000

  Good Managers Are Hard to Find / May 10, 2000

  Heard But No Longer Seen / May 3, 2000

  One more knell for classical recording / April 26, 2000

  The Battle for Berlin's Heart / April 19, 2000

  Punishment by Puccini / April 12, 2000

  The True Humanity of Alma Rosé / April 5, 2000

  Pierre Boulez - Playing with Propaganda / March 22, 2000

  Pierre Boulez - Jouer avec la propagande / le 22 mars 2000 (version française)

  Nina Kotova - From Catwalk to Concert Hall / March 15, 2000

  The Demon Drink / March 8, 2000

  Not resisting but gesturing / March 1, 2000

  New Contender in the Battle for the Upper Shelves / February 23, 2000

  Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu -- The Singing World's Golden Couple? / February 16, 2000

  Why artists have a duty not to ostracise Austria / February 10, 2000

  Libraries -- Going...going...gone? / February 9, 2000

  Domingo Sings Das Lied von der Erde / February 2, 2000

  Shostakovich - Dissident Notes / January 19, 2000

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