Paul Kildea is a conductor and writer and former artistic director of Wigmore Hall, London, UK. His most recent book, Chopin’s Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism (2018), is published by Penguin/Allen Lane.
‘Light was shone into the darkest corners of the continent to reveal the most wonderful traditions, which had been isolated by cold war ideologies and boundaries’
Knussen’s music laid out each component as ‘precarious, vulnerable, exposed’ – and his conducting similarly worked from the inside out
Conlon Nancarrow (Other Minds, 2008)
Alex Ross (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2007)
The state of classical music criticism today
Poul Ruders' The Handmaid's Tale
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