Whiffs of Wilde

Posted on by David Gelber

The best way to enjoy Mozart & The Wolf Gang is to avoid making any attempt to categorise it. In essence, it is about musical aesthetics. Burgess begins with a conversation in heaven between Beethoven and Mendelssohn who are shortly joined by Prokofiev and Bliss (composers who share centenary celebrations with Mozart in 1991) and […]

Two Spinsters Learn How to Enjoy Themselves Abroad

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

A good travel book doesn’t necessarily depend upon purity of concept, previous expertise, or length of stay. Of course, not having had the idea in the first place, arriving ignorant, and bunking off as soon as possible, aren’t faultless routes to truth and vividness. But Henry James’s A Little Tour in France, pungent and authoritative, […]

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