thu 24/05/2018

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

Madama Butterfly, Glyndebourne review - perverse staging, outstanding cast

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BBC NOW, Alexandre Bloch, Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff review - tonal music in an avant-garde sense

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Stephen Walsh's Debussy - A Painter in Sound - extract

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Tosca, Welsh National Opera review - ticking the traditionalist boxes

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La forza del destino, Welsh National Opera review - rambling drama, fine music

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The World's Wife, Wales Millennium Centre, Weston Studio review - the power and frustration behind the throne

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From the House of the Dead, Welsh National Opera review - elderly staging, music comes up fresh

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Khovanshchina/Eugene Onegin, Welsh National Opera review - Russian revivals strong and weak

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The Magic Flute, Longborough Festival review - sparkling and moving

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Fidelio, Longborough Festival review - death to the concept of concepts

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Pelléas et Mélisande, Garsington Opera review - brilliant but frustrating

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Der Rosenkavalier, Welsh National Opera review - hard to imagine a stronger cast

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Tristan und Isolde, Longborough Festival

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L'Orfeo, EBS, Gardiner, Colston Hall, Bristol

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Y Tŵr, MTW, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

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L'Incoronazione di Poppea, EBS, Gardiner, Colston Hall, Bristol

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“Oh say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light” was a vision of the...

The Rolling Stones, London Stadium review - only rock'n...

As the veteran combo roll around one more time, five years after they last performed in the UK, many a ticket-buyer for their No Filter tour has...

A Change is Gonna Come, Brighton Festival review - lively, w...

Watching this band in action is a treat. They gel absolutely and play off one another in a manner that’s easy and mellow, yet also sparks by...

Edie review - Sheila Hancock gets summit fever

There have been plenty of films about mountains, and they are mainly about men. The plot tends not to vary: man clambers up peak because, as...

Manchester: The Night of the Bomb, BBC Two review - devastat...

“I thought she maybe had superpowers to go that high.” Emilia Senior, 12, watched her sister Eve, 15, thrown into the air by the force of the...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

The Best Films Out Now

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CD: Chvrches - Love Is Dead

When bands move to the US, some find themselves drawn into the commercial machine; when...

Ian Rickson: 'I'm an introvert, I want to stop tal...

Ian Rickson’s route into theatre was not conventional. Growing up in south London, he discovered plays largely through reading them as a student...