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Saturday 01 December 2012
His roll call of collaborators was impressive; it included Bilk, Melly, Fawkes and Lyttelton
Monday 19 November 2012
Cecilia Bartoli always has a project, and her current one is to resurrect the work of Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) who combined the roles of spy, singer, bishop, and opera composer.
Monday 12 November 2012
London Jazz Festival
Thursday 01 November 2012
For 61 years Wexford has been the emerald of opera festivals, refreshing the repertoire by trawling up underrated gems. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth – and his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet remains rare enough to qualify.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Blowing its trumpet: London Jazz Festival swings into town
Sunday 14 October 2012
From within the death camp, a picaresque story of redemptive love
Saturday 13 October 2012
Trumpeters were the star musicians of the Baroque era, their shiny, golden tones vital to evoking the glory of victory and the majesty of kings.
Saturday 29 September 2012
Hidden Orchestra's Joe Acheson characterises Archipelago as a voyage round a group of islands, all built from the same materials, but each with its own topography.
Sunday 26 August 2012
If Gotan Project had continued to be as innovative as they were when they first came to our attention, then maybe they'd have ended up sounding like this Argentinian band.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Gore Vidal, a larger-than-life literary institution who was always willing to speak up and hold his government accountable, has died aged 86, writes Rupert Cornwell
Saturday 28 July 2012
The Armonico Consort follow up their dazzling second volume of Naked Byrd acappella pieces with this programme of baroque works for trumpet, soprano and chamber ensemble.
Sunday 22 July 2012
Jazz violinists are routinely compared with Stephane Grappelli, but young Polish fiddler Adam Baldych seems less concerned with lightness and charm than in creating a thick, heavy line that can function like that of a tenor sax.
Saturday 21 July 2012
For all its brave themes, some false notes limit the impact of this musical odyssey.
Monday 16 July 2012
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon celebrated the 25th anniversary of his classic album "Graceland" with an African musical extravaganza in London on Sunday night, any lingering memories of the controversy over its creation in apartheid-era South Africa swept away.
Friday 06 July 2012
Seven short films, each by a different director, on the magical variety of Cuba's capital.
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