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Daniel Barenboim displays persuasive subtlety and style with his complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies at the Proms
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.
Exactly 50 years after Bob Dylan's debut album hit record stores the American folk rock legend is to release his 35th studio album.
This masterly work of fiction illuminates the music, and magic, of the bagpipes
The band – and 70,000 fans – look a little wrinklier, but the spirit of the 1990s still rocks
He has been termed music's greatest iconoclast. But in his centenary year, is John Cage going mainstream?
A BBC film will shed light on the enigma of Frederick Delius
German by birth and buried in France: a BBC film sheds light on the enigma of Frederick Delius. By Jessica Duchen
When the French folk-pop singer Mina Tindle supported fellow Gallic artist Camille at the Barbican recently, you could tell the lesser known musician had fairly slayed the audience, when before her final song, someone shouted out for Tindle to introduce herself (it may have been a savvy employee of her record label, mind you, but still...).
David Cameron claims that Dark Side of the Moon is his favourite album. Yeah, right says John Rentoul – these days, politicians' pop picks come direct from the focus group
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When couples collaborate on screen the results are usually disastrous, says Ben Walsh. So why do they keep on doing it?
R.E.M's 15th album could trade places with almost any of the previous 14.
Acoustic experimentalists The Decemberists have opted for a simpler formula on their latest album. They tell Gillian Orr why