tue 27/07/2021

stephen walsh

Bio
Stephen is a former Observer music critic and a regular contributor to The Times, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Independent and the BBC. He is the author of a major biography of Stravinsky and other books on Stravinsky, Bartók and Schumann. He holds a chair in music at Cardiff University.

Articles By Stephen Walsh

Die Walküre, Longborough Festival Opera review - heroic defiance of farcical constraints

Read more...

Pagliacci, Opera Ensemble, Longborough review - stripped down but live

Read more...

Brecon Baroque, Podger, Brecon Cathedral online review - Bach recoloured

Read more...

Denis and Katya, Music Theatre Wales / Uproar, Rafferty review - disturbing the untroubled monotony of South Wales music

Read more...

Les vêpres siciliennes, Welsh National Opera review - spectacular, silly, but some great music

Read more...

Podger, Brecon Baroque, Hollingworth, Brecon Cathedral review - Bohemian footnotes yield the extraordinary

Read more...

The Cunning Little Vixen, Welsh National Opera review - family night in the forest

Read more...

Rigoletto, Welsh National Opera review - same old update, fine performance

Read more...

Carmen, Welsh National Opera review - intermittent brilliance in a gloomy, unclear environment

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Three Choirs Festival - the beautiful and the damned

Read more...

Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera review - Mozart in the urinal

Read more...

The Turn of the Screw, Garsington Opera review - superb music drama on an open stage

Read more...

Rusalka, Glyndebourne Festival review - away with the distressed fairies

Read more...

Brundibár, Welsh National Opera review - bittersweet children's opera from the ghetto

Read more...

Das Rheingold, Longborough Festival Opera review - more Wagnerian excellence in a Gloucestershire barn

Read more...

I Fagiolini, Hollingworth, St George's Bristol review - Leonardo and music, immortal, invisible

Read more...

Pages

latest in today

The Two Character Play, Hampstead Theatre review - tender, p...

It’s the trivia question no one ever thought to ask: where was the only Tennessee Williams play premiered outside America first performed? The...

10 Questions for novelist Mieko Kawakami

Mieko Kawakami sits firmly amongst the Japanese literati for her...

Professor T, ITV review - whimsical tales of boffinly detect...

ITV’s new detective mystery, Professor T, is an...

Album: Willow - Lately I Feel Everything

Willow Smith has done more during her life than the average 20-year-old. The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, she bounced off her...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Chris Barber - A Trailblazer's Lega...

The book included with this splendid box set dedicated to British jazz innovator Chris Barber includes a series of quotes paying tribute to his...

Off the Rails review - go for the scenery, not the script

Mamma Mia! hovers unhelpfully over every frame of Off the Rails, a road...

Reclaiming Amy, BBC Two review - Winehouse family and friend...

“My worst fear? What am I scared of?” Amy Winehouse ponders. She pauses thoughtfully: “Myself.”

Ten years to the day since she died, ...

Album: Anne-Marie - Therapy

Anne-Marie Nicholson is a hard-working young woman from Essex whose career description is “Global Girl-next-door Pop Star”. She has incrementally...

Le Comte Ory, Garsington Opera review - high musical style a...

Play it straight and you’ll get more laughs: that’s the standard advice on great operatic comedies like the masterpieces of the Gilbert &...