Arts & Ents Opinion

  • 15 November 2014

    If you were looking forward to hearing renowned Stockhausen pianist Nicolas Hodges (whose performances of the great iconoclast's music were highly rated by Karlheinz Stockhausen himself) play Nos 12 and 13 of the composer's Klavierstucke in Glasgow this evening, hopefully you are already aware that the concert is cancelled.

  • 8 November 2014

    The mid-1870s was a troubling period for Norway's pre-eminent composer Edvard Grieg.

  • 1 November 2014

    A week ago I sat in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall puzzling over conductor Thomas Sondergard's curiously inside-out presentation of his programme of music by Richard Strauss, Beethoven and Bartok.

  • 25 October 2014

    The idea for the Homeless World Cup was dreamed up in a South African bar during the 2001 conference of the International Network of Street Papers.

  • 24 October 2014

    Stirling may have a castle that is every bit as splendid as Edinburgh's and a place in Scottish history that is second to none, but it was always on a bit of hiding to nothing this year.

  • 17 October 2014

    This coming week concludes for me with what teachers probably don't call su­pra-curriculum activities, i.e., stuff I'll be at, wearing my Herald arts editor's hat (a natty fez, since you ask), but not behaving in a journalistic newsgathering fashion.

  • 10 October 2014

    At the end of this month - the announcement is expected on October 29 - Scotland's arts companies, festivals, groups and galleries will learn which of them has been successful in securing regular funding from Creative Scotland.