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Saturday 18 August 2012
Ravel effected an understated formal revolution in vocal music, the pieces performed here by mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch with pianist Alain Altinoglu being notable for their commitment to textual interpretation rather than sheer operatic grandeur.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
The extinction of a carnivore could lead to other predatory species dying out, according to new research.
Sunday 12 August 2012
The Tuareg desert rock (not blues, as some have it) of Tinariwen and Etran Finatawa becomes a retrospective affair on this debut by the latter's guitarist.
Saturday 11 August 2012
For his latest album, James Yorkston augments his usual band with members of Lamb and the Cinematic Orchestra.
Saturday 11 August 2012
A small Nasa lander vehicle being tested for missions to the Moon and beyond has crashed and burned after veering off course during a trial run at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Born during the Tet Offensive, Kim Thuy left Saigon with her family, escaping by boat to a Malaysian refugee camp and then to Quebec. Her narrator, Nguyen An Tinh, describes the trade-offs between the peace and security of Canada and the erasure of identity. On a trip back she realises that she has changed, "because I no longer had their fragility, their uncertainty, their fears". Despite her new life, she carries a past freighted with guilt.
Monday 16 July 2012
This year's bad weather has proved “almost apocalyptic” for much of the UK's wildlife, the National Trust warned today.
Saturday 14 July 2012
He is the world’s most famous defender of the natural world – but for years, Sir David Attenborough harboured a secret guilt about it.
Thursday 28 June 2012
Some of Britain's butterflies and moths are experiencing a terrible season because of the unrelenting wet weather, experts said yesterday.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Thursday 21 June 2012
A once-extinct moth has recolonised large parts of the UK by gaining a foothold in abandoned industrial sites, conservationists said today.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
About as close to Cormac McCarthy's The Road as games are ever likely to get.
Saturday 09 June 2012
For the follow-up to his hugely popular debut album, Miloš Karadaglic has leapt eagerly into the full breadth of Latin American music, which he considers the heartland of classical Spanish guitar music throughout the last century.
Thursday 07 June 2012
The Government has been accused of failing to act on increasing evidence of the environmental damage done by "nerve-agent" pesticides, after France banned a pesticide product still widely in use by British farmers on their crops.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
The evolution of birds may have helped to keep insects from growing into much larger species, scientists have said. Faced with an airborne predatory threat, the creatures stayed small to be more manoeuvrable, it is believed.
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