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KEN SMITH

Hong Kong group’s performances of Donizetti’s opera about the rivalry between England’s Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots were like night and day.

From art deco to brutalist, Philip Jablon’s poignant photo book Thailand’s Movie Theatres recalls the glory days of cinema-going before shopping centre multiplexes cornered the market.

Towards the end of Nicolas Soames' account of the independent record company that revolutionised classical music, Naxos founder Klaus Heymann explains the secrets of his success: "(1) I didn't read music, (2) I didn't play an instrument, (3) I hadn't worked for a record label."