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Music Awards

Time to show her creative metal

When Apple used her quirky 1234 in an ad, Feist's popularity soared. Now she's ready to go  deeper, she tells James McNair

NME Awards 2011 - the winners

Last night saw the 2011 NME Awards ceremony held at London's Brixton Academy - by all accounts an explosive affair, celebrating the best in alternative music both British and international.

Mercury Prize Sessions start 2010 with a bang

Last night marked the first of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions of 2010, with The Maccabees and The Rumble Strips playing to a packed-out studio at London’s prestigious Hospital Club.

BBC Music awards podcast: Orchestral

The fifth podcast in our series sees another nomination for international giant Sir John Eliot Gardiner with Brahms Symphony No. 1, performed by the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir.

BBC Music awards podcast: Opera

Regret and melancholy mingle with wit and fury in the one-act opera Sophie Arnould by Gabriel Pierné, with resonances of Debussy and Ravel and particularly satisfying drama.

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