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Raise Your Children on Wagner

Posted at 12:17 AM on May 13, 2009 by Gillian Martin

If you've ever been driven mad by the same "children's" CD played over and over, the chair of Arts Council England has some advice that could set you free: start your kids on "entirely unsuitable masterpieces" as soon as possible.

In what must have been a spirited address at the Royal Philharmonic Society awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dame Liz Forgan was clear that "Throwing children alive into a boiling vat of great music does them no harm at all."

Read more about it (and find out who won awards) here.