Avi Avital "Between Worlds" (Deutsche Grammophon)
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Saturday 23 March 2013
Whether Portico Quartet ever were a jazz act is debatable, but they certainly don't sound like one now.
Sunday 17 February 2013
In their beautifully balanced survey of Beethoven's Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Kavakos and Pace allow us to eavesdrop on 10 intimate conversations between musical equals.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Rockstar end GTA V release specualtion, but fans face a longer wait than they'd thought.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Well, here's a let-down. After the almost mind-blowing magnificence of their synthpop debut album Acolyte, the Stockport band appear to have suffered a catastrophic loss of nerve.
Thursday 24 January 2013
New boss of Universal Music issues clarion call urging musicians to engage with audiences
Thursday 17 January 2013
Beyonce's little sister is determined to do it for herself
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Intrusive applause can spoil a classical concert, leading conductors tell Simon O'Hagan
Wednesday 19 December 2012
A former BBC radio producer for Jimmy Savile is understood to be the latest person to be arrested by police investigating sexual abuse by the broadcaster.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The late Ravi Shankar became known in the West through his association with The Beatles. But there was far more to the man George Harrison called the "godfather" of world music. He was a champion of crossover in its fullest sense. His sitar spoke to all our souls.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Former 1980s pop musician Elizabeth Price was last night awarded the Turner Prize for her "seductive and immersive" video trilogy, the first video artist to win for over a decade.
Sunday 25 November 2012
The public image of Tulisa Contostavlos has taken a battering over the past year, her positive approval ratings diminished by factors both beyond her control (the leaked sex tape), and very much within it (the tacky tattoo she flashed to pimp her perfume on The X Factor).
Sunday 18 November 2012
We didn't know how lucky we were. In five short years, we've fallen from the Sugababes and Girls Aloud to the Saturdays and Little Mix.
Mike Harding - the voice of folk music on Radio 2 for 15 years - sacked by the station in a single phone call
Wednesday 17 October 2012
The musician, who will be replaced as presenter by Mark Radcliffe, claimed no reason was given for the sacking
Tuesday 16 October 2012
France's Elvis is the perfect gentleman on his first British date
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 4 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'