FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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281 Best pop music of 20102010-12-17 16:58:00
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282 Does farce matter?2010-12-10
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283 The artist as businessman2010-12-03
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284 Miami Basel: the rise of Latin American art2010-12-03
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285 New opera: does it exist?2010-11-25 18:58:00
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New opera: does it exist?

Is the operatic tradition defunct? Where and how should new operas be put on? And which are the great modern operas? On the opening of Alexander Raskatov's A Dog's Heart at the Coliseum in London, Jan Dalley, FT arts editor, puts these questions to Andrew Clark, the paper's chief classical music critic, and Nicholas Payne, former director of The Royal Opera, the English National Opera and Opera North. Plus, Martin Bernheimer, the FT's classical music critic in New York, discusses what he sees as the conservatism of American opera-goers.…read more

286 Pop stars of a certain age2010-11-22
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287 Chekhov on the small screen2010-11-15 17:00:00
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288 Contemporary British art and the cult of celebrity2010-10-29 17:00:00
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289 Jan Dalley and Peter Aspden discuss A History of the World in 100 Objects2010-10-25 16:53:00
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290 Simon Schama on beasts and beastliness in contemporary art2010-10-14 23:49:00
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291 Shadow Catchers at the V&A2010-10-11 23:00:00
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292 Has Mad Men lost its mojo?2010-10-07 23:00:00
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293 Jan Dalley interviews Sir Nicholas Serota2010-10-06 23:00:00
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