Mahler: Symphony No 7 – review

Gustavo Dudamel conducts with a strong sense of colour and bursts of fire, but the orchestra’s virtuosity sounds hard-won

Peace in classical time

Art, as Auden almost said, makes nothing happen. Or perhaps art’s first duty is to be true to itself in the valley of its own making

Harry Eyres

The modern maestro

Conductors used to be autocratic and inaccessible - not any more. FT music critic Andrew Clark explores the ‘Dudamel effect’