When the bough breaks

A lullaby is a parent’s work song, writes Andrew Ford, even if the taskmaster isn’t paying attention to the words

06 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Look what they’ve done to my song

Vocalists rewriting lyrics? Andrew Ford reaches for his Smith Corona

10 Jun 14 | Comments (3)

The composer as critic

Taste and criticism don’t necessarily go together, argues Andrew Ford

14 May 14 | Comments (1)

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)