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
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Britain's first cinema flickers back to life following £6m refurbishment
A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III's birthday at his reburial
James May hints Top Gear days are over following Jeremy Clarkson's BBC exit
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers