Tania Kross, "Krossover – Opera Revisited" (Challenge Classics)
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Saturday 06 October 2012
New figures show a dramatic rise in the take-up of traditional academic subjects such as history, geography, languages and science at GCSE level.
Thursday 27 September 2012
A city council has defended spending £425,000 to help stage a concert by singer Alicia Keys.
Saturday 01 September 2012
In his youth the composer called for the burning down of opera houses. Now aged 87, he is no less fiery
Sunday 19 August 2012
A suite of songs (ie, the mood is consistent throughout) of love and loss that aims for the austere mood of Gene Clark's No Other and falls short only because it reaches so high.
Friday 27 July 2012
Brandon Flowers & Co's previous album brought forth the famous (infamous) lyric: "Are we human, or are we dancer?" But the artwork for the Nevadans' new LP Battle Born ups the ante. It features not only a lovely cod-metal lightning strike but a horse and a car (a mustang and a Mustang!) playing a game of chicken.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Well, yes. Rebirth. Jimmy Cliff has been reborn as exactly the same person he was 40 years ago, when his high-energy skank and wail adumbrated the Marley breakthrough into mainstream tastes: Cliff was a sort of reggae John the Baptist.
Sunday 13 May 2012
English folk buoyed on a current of ethnic rhythm: tabla, sitar, cittern, dhol, electronica ... It's not an easy trick to pull off without sounding self-conscious and contrived – and in truth contrivance is close to the essence of the project.
Friday 04 November 2005
Monday 31 October 2005
Tuesday 25 October 2005
Tuesday 13 September 2005
Friday 19 August 2005
Wednesday 10 August 2005
Friday 25 March 2005
Friday 21 January 2005
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Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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