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August 15, 2018 Susan Elkin

A friend indeed

Twice a year a friend stays with us for a fortnight or so. Temporarily, we become a four person (sort of) household:...

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 31 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Osmo Vanska Minnesota Orchestra An all American evening, this concert was an interesting reminder of just how intangibly distinct American music is....

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Mary’s Hand (Susan Elkin reviews)

Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival McCaldin Arts Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street, London He who tires of London tires of life....

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 18 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Saturday 28 July When Richard Morrison interviewed the Greek/Russian Teodor Currentzis for The Times, ahead of the latter’s Proms debut...

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Alzheimer’s admin

I don’t think it would have occurred to me until recently that being diagnosed with a serious, degenerative, ultimately terminal condition would...

August 1, 2018 Susan Elkin

Causes and cures

Last week I interviewed an exceptionally lovely theatre director. At the end of our discussion he turned the tables and began to...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 15 (Susan Elkin reviews)

When you’re old enough to remember seeing Sir Adrian Boult and Otto Klemperer live it’s really quite exciting to see a conductor...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 9 (Susan Elkin reviews)

As soon as the 2018 Proms Youth Choir sang the first vibrant note of Eriks Esenvalds’s unaccompanied setting of Longfellow’s sonnet “A...

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