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Inside Story articles 2010-2017

Rhiannon Giddens and the folk arts (10 April 2017 - on drawing inspiration from folk music)

Abandonment postponed (7 March 2017 - on finishing a composition)

At the borders of the public domain (16 February 2017)

The clarity of Maurizio Pollini (12 January 2017)

The uses of music (5 December 2016)

A little knowledge (7 November 2016 - the supposed Englishness of Elgar)

What we talk about when we talk about music (17 October 2016)

Haydn and the powdered wig (7 September 2016 - on the unimportance of style)

It's too late to stop Van Morrison (9 August 2016)

Schwarzkopf and the Nazis (5 July 2016 - on reconciling an artist’s views with her work)

Cruel beauty (2 June 2016 - on music's paradoxical limit)

The baritone's party piece (10 May 2016 - Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies)

Raising the standards (6 April 2016 - jazz standards; Bill Frisell)

On interpreting and being interpreted (2 March 2016)

Heroes (6 February 2016 - Boulez & Bowie)

In praise of 'The Divorce' (13 January 2016 - Kats-Chernin's The Divorce)

Listening to the Zeitgeist (8 December 2015 - recent books)

Anthems of late capitalism (27 October 2015 - James Bond songs)

Serious about singing (6 October 2015 - music education)

Everyone was a bird (8 September 2015 - composers and birdsong)

The art of funding (13 July 2015)

Boulez at 90 (11 June 2015)

Jack Body in transit (13 May 2015)

Joni, Bob and Van (8 April 2015 - Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison)

The collegial composer (10 March 2015 - on accepting advice and working with musicians)

On authenticity and Philip Glass (5 February 2015)

In praise of serendipity (8 January 2015)

A transcendence that can’t be explained away (11 September 2014 - John Adams)

Peter Sculthorpe, a composer in Australia (11 August 2014)

When the bough breaks (6 July 2014 - lullabies)

Look what they've done to my song (10 June 2014 - vocalists rewriting lyrics)

The composer as critic (14 May 2014)

Amplified intimacy (7 April 2014 - microphone as the most important instrument in pop)

Messiaen's Children (4 March 2014)

Too much talent (Leonard Bernstein, 11 February 2014)

Imagining the future of music (15 January 2014)

The Beatles and the Beeb (11 December 2013)

Adding to the ambience (wallpaper music, 13 November 2013)

What the composer owes the writer (on combining words and music, 10 October 2013)

The composer who hasn't let go (Wagner, 15 September 2013)

Not shaving to Schoenberg (12 August 2013)

Works in progress (Boulez & Dutilleux, 14 July 2013)

Monique di Mattina in New Orleans (12 June 2013)

Benjamin Britten's voice (16 May 2013)

Margaret Thatcher and the moral neutrality of art (April 2013)

Watching the audience (WOMADelaide, March 2013)

Well-made music (life and work of Lennox Berkeley, February 2013)

The sparkle of the miniature (life and work of Peggy Glanville-Hicks, December 2012)

More than the sum of their parts (the song cycle and Paul Kelly, October 2012)

The symbiotic relationship (composers and players, October 2012)

The eloquence of the compact disc (Eloquence label, September 2012)

Musical paranoia (music as the target of political and religious fundamentalists (August 2012)

Getting personal (composer and his piano, June 2012)

Why We Need Music (May 2012)

Tim Stevens's undertow (CD review, April 2012)

Misinterpretations (Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' and John Lennon's 'Imagine' March 2012)

The Art of Relevance (November 2011)

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (October 2011)

Fresh Ears (Bach and babies, September 2011)

Shall They Overcome? (protest songs, July 2011)

Dark Pop (June 2011)

The New Trend (Bossa nova, May 2011)

Black Dyke Days (March 2011)

Less is more (Sondheim, December 2010)

 
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