Music

Pop: You'd love Love and Money, too - if only you'd heard of them

14 September 2013 9:00 am

How and when do you become ‘a fan’, exactly? You can usually spot pop stars who are losing touch with…

Musicians are roasting at the Proms; freezing at the Bachathon

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Gossip that an orchestral player fainted while performing in the Albert Hall during the recent heatwave points to a strange…

Happy 80th birthday, Dame Janet Baker

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Michael Kennedy salutes the mezzo-soprano Janet Baker,who celebrates her 80th birthday next week

Hell is other people’s taste in music

10 August 2013 9:00 am

‘I don’t really like most of the music you play,’ said the tall blonde woman with whom I share my…

70th anniversary of Composer of the Week

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Mention of the 70th anniversary of Composer of the Week brings to mind a distinguished list of long-running programmes on…

Why has nobody heard of the miraculous Czech composer Zelenka?

27 July 2013 9:00 am

When I was in my late twenties I discovered the joy of drinking alone. Well, perhaps ‘joy’ is putting it…

The last taboo in pop: fat old men

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Don’t worry, I’m not going to go on about Glastonbury. I wasn’t there, I never have been and, unless forced…

Fête de la Musique: Couldn’t we just get over ourselves, risk a bit of foreign and join

6 July 2013 9:00 am

One of the many cultural initiatives to have come out of France in the past 50 years — and therefore…

Satisfaction guaranteed: Mick Jagger

The Stones at Glastonbury: the greatest show EVER

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Yes, I’m sorry, the Stones at Glastonbury really were that good and if you weren’t there I’m afraid you seriously…

‘It was like 26-dimensional chess’: Roger Wright on managing the Proms

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Kate Chisholm talks to the director of the BBC Proms about the challenges of coming up with 75 nightly programmes