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Wigmore Hall, London

Classical: A shimmering celestial vision for cello

Classical ROSTROPOVICH/LSO BARBICAN, LONDON

Of tsars and tyrants

SHOSTAKOVICH / ROSTROPOVICH BARBICAN, LONDON

Thursday Book: Forget the child of nature

JACQUELINE DU PRe; BY ELIZABETH WILSON WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, pounds 20

Arts: Any colour you like so long as it's dark

Classical: WOOLRICH CELLO CONCERTO NORFOLK AND NORWICH FESTIVAL

Classical Music: Psyching up for a performance to remember

Weber, Dvorak, Beethoven, LPO/Norrington Royal Festival hall, London

Theatre: Dance to the music

CD; `JOHN'S BOOK OF ALLEGED DANCES; GNARLY BUTTONS' (BY JOHN ADAMS) KRONOS QUARTET LONDON SINFONIETTA

Classical Music: Perfect vehicle for a family of four

Bath Festival Contemporary Music Weekend

Classical music: The cello takes a bow

From tree to trio, Rob Cowan celebrates every aspect of the cello's life at an international festival held in its honour

Classical Music: Stirred by a quartet in the mix

Classical music: Emerson String Quartet Barbican, London

Yeltsin returns to the sick list

ON THE advice of his doctors - and also, it seems, a world-famous cellist - President Boris Yeltsin has cancelled his engagements for the week to recover from his third bout of illness in a year, writes Phil Reeves.

Books: If it's bad, there's a man involved

Lucy Ellmann's new novel grapples with the ills of the world. Susie Boyt is dazzled

Classical music: Not suite enough

MUSIC ON TV: don't just talk about it, says Anthony Payne, play it

Education: Passed / failed

JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER

Clasical: Tango the way Ma makes it

Yo-Yo Ma Royal Festival Hall, London

Music: Rough with the smooth

On the opening leg of an English and American tour at the Royal Festival Hall, London, Rob Cowan sees Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester turn a rocky start to a good finish
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