Amplified intimacy

The microphone gave a new authenticity to pop vocals, writes Andrew Ford. Can it do the same for classical musicians?

07 Apr 14 | Comments (1)

Messiaen’s children

From Karlheinz Stockhausen to Lalo Schifrin, Olivier Messiaen taught his students how to be themselves, writes Andrew Ford

04 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

Too much talent

A new collection of letters traces the life of the “outrageously gifted” composer of West Side Story, writes Andrew Ford

11 Feb 14 | Comments (0)

Imagining the future of music

To appreciate music, we need to sing and play and compose more of it, says Andrew Ford

15 Jan 14 | Comments (2)

The Beatles at the Beeb

There’s more to the pairing of the Beatles and the BBC Light Programme than might first meet the ear, says Andrew Ford

11 Dec 13 | Comments (0)

Adding to the ambience

Wallpaper music? There’s more going on than you might think, writes Andrew Ford

13 Nov 13 | Comments (0)

What the composer owes the writer

Andrew Ford on the challenge of combining words and music

10 Oct 13 | Comments (2)

The composer who hasn’t let go

We’re still living in Wagner’s world, writes Andrew Ford

15 Sep 13 | Comments (0)