Avi Avital "Between Worlds" (Deutsche Grammophon)
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Sunday 14 October 2012
If CHTM includes references to motherhood beyond its title, that's hardly surprising: during its gestation, Wainwright became a mother herself and lost her own (the folk legend Kate McGarrigle).
Sunday 12 August 2012
Ivan Fischer's exhilarating recording of Mahler's First with the Budapest Festival Orchestra dispels the sick-room air that hung inevitably over last year's centenary commemorations.
Sunday 29 April 2012
An album devoted to the examination of the bits left when hearts get broken.
Sunday 01 April 2012
Received wisdom suggests this urban-ish popster is the first "credible" signing to Cowell's Syco label, in so much as he's emerged organically via initial success as a writer/producer.
Thursday 22 March 2012
Provoking the indignation of patriotic Americans and traditionalist Brits alike is something perhaps only a Canadian would so gladly risk, but then Neil Young has never been afraid of ruffling a few feathers with his music.
Friday 10 February 2012
There's an awful lot of music crammed into Plumb's 35 minutes, but it's rarely organised into the most attractive shapes – and on the few occasions it is, they alter course within seconds and head off in some less appealing direction.
Monday 19 December 2011
Laura Marling has dropped the obligatory encore. Other acts should too, says Elisa Bray
Friday 16 December 2011
Erin Headley is the leading performer - probably the sole performer, in fact - on the lirone, a 17th century precursor of the cello with between 9 and 14 strings, whose sound was said to move the emotions uncontrollably.
Saturday 12 November 2011
It's a long time ago. A decade ago! But there are certain memories of that Wednesday night in Birmingham – up against Spain for my first game in charge of England – that will always stay with me.
Friday 03 April 2009
Tuesday 23 May 2006
Saturday 22 October 2005
Friday 14 October 2005
Tuesday 06 September 2005
Friday 02 September 2005
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'