MUSIC / Critic's Choice
Friday 20 January 1995
Tonight, The Cage, N5
Borodin String Quartet The Russian group celebrates 50 years at the Wigmore Hall next week with several special guests. On Sunday it's the viola player Yuri Bashmet and cellist Mikhail Milmen who open in Tchaikovsky's rousing sextet, Souvenir de Florence, before the quartet moves on to Shostakovich, whose Seventh and Eighth Quartets are on the programme. Wednesday brings in the cellist Natalia Gutman for Schubert's Quintet in C, the climax to an evening that starts with Prokoviev's Second Quartet and continues with Beethoven's, Op 95 in F minor. Queue early for returns.
Sunday 22 Jan & Wednesday 25 Jan, Wigmore Hall Tortoise Introspective rock doodlings from Chicago visitors, more inspired by free-form jazz than grunge. Weirdville noisy quirks lend tracks from their album a certain charm.
Tomorrow, The Venue, Tuesday 24 Jan, The Laurel Tree, NW1
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 London council removes 'unacceptable' Stamford Hill posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'