(Guardian articles by Tom Service appeared 9/23, 9/26.)

'It's about old men who get it wrong when they have power and influence – and then get into a mess. That's the reason I'm doing this opera." Alexander Goehr is telling me about Promised End, his new piece based on Shakespeare's King Lear. "As an incipient old man myself, that's what interested me about the story. I mean, I can't do Romeo and Juliet now – I'm past that stage."

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I've found a miscellany of links to accompany my piece on Alexander Goehr's Promised End. For a start, have a look at his YouTube channel (despite telling me he has a luddite attitude to technology, here are 14 uploads in his own name).

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