Author: Kate Bolton

Kate Bolton is a Senior Music Producer for BBC Radio 3, Artistic Director of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London and a music critic for the BBC Music Magazine, The Good CD Guide and OUP's Early Music.
April 6, 2006

Heavenly voices

The agony and the ecstasy of Holy Week and Easter have given rise to some of the most inspired musical masterpieces of our heritage. At this resonant time in the Church year, the extremes of human existence – suffering and consolation, darkness and light, death and rebirth - are laid bare
March 9, 2006

All the world’s a playground

‘A paradise of exiles’ is how Percy Bysshe Shelley described Florence, hinting  at the anomaly of a city that exiled its most famous writer – Dante, creator of ‘Paradise’ – yet has since nurtured countless foreign authors and poets.  The English were among the first to be inspired by ‘the stones of Florence’:  back in […]
February 9, 2006

When tourism was young…

Buskers on the bridge, gelati and late-night street-eating. For the Grand Tourist, evidently niente cambia.   Many travel agents today offer enticing holidays to Europe promising sun or snow, beautiful cities and breath/taking countryside. A relatively recent enterprise one may think, yet it was thanks to Thomas