Vienna Philharmonic, Prom 74

Vienna Philharmonic, Prom 74

Gentle Pleasures Amanda Holloway There’s nothing quite like the Vienna Philharmonic at full throttle in an expansive Romantic symphony such as Mahler’s Sixth, which they gave at the first of two Proms concerts, under the baton of Daniel Harding. But their second Proms...
Berlin Staatskapelle, Prom 4

Berlin Staatskapelle, Prom 4

About Time Rick Jones While others merely respond to the latest noisy fads and lobbyists, Sir Harrison Birtwistle retains his originality. His orchestral work Deep Time was given its UK premiere at the Proms on Sunday by Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle –...
Pam Engel Besson Obituary

Pam Engel Besson Obituary

A great lady of the cinema William Russell Film critics enjoy film festivals, but one of the snags is that at them you may see many films that will never be seen back home as no distributors take them up. The contribution of Artificial Eye, the distribution company...

Objectivity; the object as inspiration

Forthcoming Royal Academy Exhibitions Clare Finn Aside from them all being artists – what might link Matisse, Jasper Johns, Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp? – the object, at one time or another, was at the core of all their creative processes. It is this...
Barry Norman

Barry Norman

A great film critic remembered Darren Vaughan, Brian Burton and William Russell This is not an obituary. The details of Barry Norman’s long and successful career as journalist and film critic have been covered elsewhere in great detail – he was truly a...