Revolution: On Shostakovich Symphony No. 11
Tombstones: On Shostakovich Symphony No. 13
Love and Death: On Shostakovich Symphony No. 14
‘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.