Interview: Carl Craig and Chi-chi Nwanoku

Interview: Carl Craig and Chi-chi Nwanoku

In the run up to Carl Craig’s collaboration with Chineke! at the Royal Albert Hall, I talk to the veteran techno DJ about classical music and his creative process. 

Beethoven in Westminster

Beethoven in Westminster

The 9th Symphony at Brexit’s 11th hour


Beethoven is not part of Simon Wallfisch’s typical repertoire. The revered baritone and cellist, who will be performing Schubert’s Winterreise on the 15th in Oxford, could have spent his Wednesday afternoon rehearsing, but has instead chosen to brave the ‘poisonous’ Westminster atmosphere in order to sing ‘Ode to Joy’ in protest against Brexit…

Polymath composers and their extra-musical successes

Polymath composers and their extra-musical successes

We all knew that one student at school who seemed to miraculously excel at everything: they played in the football team, sang in the choir and starred in the school play, effortlessly straddling the full spectrum of achievement much to the envy of the rest of us. 

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Where classical music meets the sports field

Where classical music meets the sports field

A round up of the greatest composer-sportsmen of the 20th century

The African-American Spiritual: Across the Atlantic and Back

The African-American Spiritual: Across the Atlantic and Back

The Spiritual has been borrowed, developed and reimagined across countless musical cultures. Here’s a glance at just a few examples of its incredible journey.