” In England, unless I am mistaken, I think some of the politicians who love classical music and opera are a bit loath to be seen there in case people think it is elitist. That is a real shame because it also means we are not allowing our politicians a hinterland that an earlier generation, a Denis Healey, would have taken for granted. “


” I’ve always loved French music. My parents adored it, my father played it on the piano. “


” I love Mozart, but I often make a terrible hash of it. “


” ‘Pelleas et Melisande’ is one of the saddest and most upsetting operas ever written. If you love the opera as I do, then you love it to pieces, obsessively. “


” You don’t like Liverpool: you either loathe it or you love it. And I don’t know anyone who loathes it and comes from it. “



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In England, unless I am mistaken, I think some of the politicians who love classical music and opera are a bit loath to be seen there in case people think it is elitist. That is a real shame because it also means we are not allowing our politicians a hinterland that an earlier generation, a Denis Healey, would have taken for granted.
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I love Mozart, but I often make a terrible hash of it.

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