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Izzy Smith

Articles By Izzy Smith

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Stephen Sondheim in memoriam - he gave us more to see

It seemed impossible and yet, the other evening, while idly flicking through emails, I learned the unimaginable:...

Tchetuev, LPO, Larsen-Maguire, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne...

Even with a chill wind blowing from the Sussex Downs, this copper-bottomed Overture-Concerto-Symphony Sunday matinée was guaranteed...

Peter Robison: Flying Blind review – a story of decline and...

Thomas Pynchon’s saturnine '70s novel Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) begins with “[a] screaming [that] comes across the sky. It has happened...

Blu-ray: Out of the Blue

In an era when toxic masculinity has become a clichéd accusation to throw at any portrait of men behaving macho, it’s fascinating to revisit...

The Good Life, Richmond Theatre review - popular sitcom gets...

"Off-grid" wasn't a thing in the mid-'70s. Sure, people...

Lubaina Himid, Tate Modern review – more explication please

Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize in 2017 for the retrospective she held jointly at...

Kim, RSNO, Stockhammer, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - bold...

What happens in an orchestra when your designated conductor for three gigs at the end of the week phones in with Covid on Monday morning? By...

The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin review - fabulous...

In Paris on a business trip in 1916, Wilhelm Hansen was no doubt...

Album: Kenny G - New Standards

Saxophonist Kenny G knows exactly what buttons he needs to press to upset the...