Mark Wigglesworth

writings - shaping the invisible

‘In my beginning is my end’: On Shostakovich’s first and last symphonies

Why should we play the music of our time?

Owen Wingrave – a private and public opera

Taste the Difference

When it comes to expressing emotion, is music better than words?

How long is a piece of music?

Second to None: Orchestral Comparisons

Expressions of Inexperience: Great music expresses more than can ever be experienced by a single person.

Press Ups and Downs: A performer’s relationship with the critics is complicated but unavoidable.

Occasional Music: Does the quantity of music around today affect the quality of the listening experience?

Force or Personality: Conductors command respect through authority rather than power.

Nurture and Nature: Conductors are made as well as born.

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