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She replied: "Having been a woman all my life, I have recovered from my initial astonishment".
Colin Davis on Sibelius: "he was happy when he was in company, depressed when he was alone. I am the same."
Kermode about Hathaway in Les Mis: "it's live, so the intimacy of the song is incredible". TRY AN OPERA IT HAPPENS IN FRONT OF YOU TRY IT
Is that pint actually sellotaped to Farage's hand?
Today's hilarious note from a sub-editor on calling someone "raven-haired". *RAVENS DON'T HAVE HAIR*
Minty fresh news about Britten: he's going to be on the 50p coin. Huzzah!
Macca, THE CHAIRS ARE ON THE TABLES IN KRAKOW
I now have confirmation via DG from Pollini's agent: he is fine. please RT. #pollini
Classical music critic and deputy arts editor, The Times newspaper. These views are my own.