A selection of Julian's articles:



A voyage around my father - Julian writes about his father William

In Harmony

Delius - 'Beauty in the ear of the beholder'

The Music that cuts crime and saves lives

1998 Speech to the World Economic Forum

The Cello Music of Delius

Buddy Holly 50th anniversary: Unhappy Buddy

Julian explains his passion for Elgar's Cello Concerto

Julian's interview with Rostropovich

Julian interview with Nicola Benedetti

The link between Buddy Holly and Elgar!

Who says classical music is for whites only?

Why Elgar is an anagram of 'lager'- football and music

The night Rostropovich's cello talked politics

Musicians' injuries

The orchestra is alive and well

Beecham's stories

Harping On


Music and Marriage

Malcolm Arnold - forgotten genius

Pay by the notes?

What awaits the young?

Give the job to a pro

Lord Mayor's pledge is music to my ears

Music lessons for Labour

A composer's lot

Why classical downloads have a long way to go

Lottery recognition

Putting dough into do-re-mi

When ego calls the tune

Classical rap?

Why we need to hear popular new classical music

When a tramp turned up in the slow movement

Tough times ahead for a proud record label

Classical cool?

Why make war when you can make music?

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives

When did pop begin to strop?

Classic FM silences the chorus of critics

Discord that drowns out the real crisis in schools music

Orchestras could be taxed into oblivion

The mystery man who changed my life

Delius and Beecham

All composers have their off days, even Mozart

A musical virgin with a husband in the front row

Let's hear it for silence

Government changes its tune on music

China's brilliant cellists - and a classical music football quiz

Seeing red, looking blue, feeling green

Put my Strad in the hold? Never

Malcolm Arnold - my friend the musical genius

English music is crying out for a celebration

The finest acoustic in the country – and it's under threat

If you want a harmonious family life, beware of marrying a musician

Classical music could be driven out of schools

The shocking truth about sex and violas

The Hatto scandal is no human tragedy - but it might make a melodrama

'The greatest cellist of all time'

Why classical music is awash in vitriol

The day I stopped joking about the supernatural

Radio 3 is still a beacon of quality

Young Musician revamp insults artists and viewers

Stop this whingeing about 'Western Music'

How I was inspired by the children of Venezuela

Attack on Jerusalem