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The Maltings at Snape, Suffolk, the home of the Aldeburgh Festival (PA)

It was a good week for composers at the Aldeburgh Festival

Hilary Davan Wetton conducts the City of London choir at the English Music Festival

Pierre Boulez was wrong to imply that English composers are second rate

The Palau de la Música in Barcelona is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of art nouveau

The Orfeo Catala are heading to London but, alas, they must leave their lady muses behind

'Of course, technique is important: establishing the beat, cueing the entries and finding the right gesture for the sound required. But more important still is to have a good idea about the score' (Photo: PA)

A female conductor seizes the baton

Watching a conducting competition is a surreal experience

Sir Andrzej Panufnik

The Polish composer who was born twice

The life of composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik played out like a Cold War thriller

The Gospel of the Other Mary at ENO (Pic: ENO)

Peter Sellars’ opera reads the Passion story in contemporary terms

‘I had no religious upbringing at all’

Everyone assumes Roxanna Panufnik is a cradle Catholic, says Michael White. But her path to faith was far from straightforward