Tania Kross, "Krossover – Opera Revisited" (Challenge Classics)
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Wednesday 03 July 2013
Metal band Motorhead have been forced to cancel a number of summer concert dates due the ill health of frontmant Lemmy Kilmister.
Friday 28 June 2013
Watch the videos below to take in tracks from this week's Playlist.
Friday 21 June 2013
'You should read Howling at the Moon by Walter Yetnikoff'
Friday 14 June 2013
Kveikur finds Sigur Rós in more forceful and declamatory mood than usual, a shift heralded by the explosion that ushers in the heavy guitar riff and juddering bass of “Brennisteinn”.
Friday 07 June 2013
It's not hard to understand why Nino Machaidze has become something of an overnight sensation since her 2008 breakthrough in Roméo et Juliette at Salzburg. In this selection, the Georgian coloratura soprano combines phrasing of nuanced subtlety with top notes of stunning power, ranging from the lilting, seductive “Quando men vo” from La Bohème to the impassioned gusto of her dramatic Violetta in an extended scene from La Traviata climaxing with a joyous “Sempre libera”.
Friday 10 May 2013
This biography of a great innovator of the past also asks questions about today's technology
Thursday 02 May 2013
Chris Kelly was one half of Kris Kross, the kid duo who helped put Atlanta on the hip-hop map with their 1992 worldwide novelty hit "Jump". Known as "Mac Daddy", Kelly and his friend Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith were barely in their teens when the rapper and budding entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri, himself only 18, discovered them in a shopping mall in 1990.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Chart star and producer Labrinth is to be honoured at annual music event the Silver Clef Awards.
Thursday 28 March 2013
Stornoway are a four-piece band from Oxford who, with two extra live players tonight, make uplifting folky-indie - although taking their name from a remote Scottish isle is apt given their evident love nature, of the most wind-swept, moon-lit variety.
Monday 25 March 2013
Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience becomes fastest selling album of 2013
Saturday 23 March 2013
Whether Portico Quartet ever were a jazz act is debatable, but they certainly don't sound like one now.
Monday 18 March 2013
When a major pianist tackles the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas the results are always fascinating. Daniel Barenboim’s Southbank performances in 2008 may have had such startling blemishes that he refused to let Radio 3 broadcast them, but they still glow majestically in the memory.
Friday 08 March 2013
John Cage's Music Of Changes, created using the I Ching to determine pitches, durations and development, is one of the more exacting items in the 20th-century piano repertoire.
Friday 22 February 2013
This book tells the disturbing and important story of how major thinkers abetted genocide
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Max Hole, of Universal Music, is the latest luminary of the arts world to argue that classical music needs to make itself more attractive in order to reach beyond its traditional audience. Among his ideas are that orchestras should get out more and that conductors should be better dressed, drop their batons and address the audience. We remain to be convinced.
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