Ruby spawns three gems: Contrasting song-cycles showcase adaptable skills.
Alexandra Coghlan is the classical music critic for the New Statesman, and also writes for The Independent, The Times, Opera, Prospect, Gramophone and The Monthly. She was formerly performing arts editor at Time Out Sydney and editor of Sinfini.
Articles by Alexandra Coghlan
A heady musical journey around turn-of-the-century Vienna.
Music meets politics as French collide with their neighbours.
Mixed bag of Mozart from Nézet-Séguin’s ongoing series.
Starry musical soirée finds Kožená and Rattle at their most relaxed.
Egarr’s Easter egg – move over Bach, there’s a new Passion in town.
A solo debut of startling quality announcing a major new talent.
A bold anniversary tribute to Leonardo da Vinci.
Magnificent soundscapes from a neglected polychoral master.
Frothy piece of silliness given most stylish treatment.
Bel canto blitz – an outstanding debut from the next big tenor.
A rough-hewn musical woodcut brings plenty of raw beauty.
New music for a new era from one of the UK’s finest choirs.