Michael White

It was a good week for composers at the Aldeburgh Festival

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

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

Watching a conducting competition is a surreal experience

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

Peter Sellars’ opera reads the Passion story in contemporary terms

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