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
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Freddie Prinze Jr on 24: 'Kiefer Sutherland was the most unprofessional dude in the world – I hated every moment of it'
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer unveiled at Comic-Con
How did our legends really begin?
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
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