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Viennese noir... with red tinges

Proms 54, 55: Shaham/BBCSO/Robertson; Cullum/Heritage Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall (4/5, 4/5)

In terms of productivity, Mark-Anthony Turnage sits comfortably at the bottom of the league among contemporary British composers, but as a significant voice, he’s up at the top.

Sonnleitner and Gartler on target as rapid-fire Vienna finish Villa again

Aston Villa 2 Rapid Vienna 3 <i>(Rapid Vienna win 4-3 on aggregate)</i>

Album: Lang Lang, Live In Vienna (Sony Classical)

Lang Lang's debut release for Sony captures him in performance at Vienna's Musikverein Concert Hall, playing a varied programme which on one disc pairs Beethoven's dramatic Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor, the "Appassionata", with the more youthful and innocent Piano Sonata No 3 in C minor, while the second disc traverses diverse territory from Albéniz's impressionistic sketches of Spain in Book 1 of "Iberia", to the dark material of Prokofiev's innovative Piano Sonata No 7 in B flat major, before concluding with encores of a popular trio of Chopin pieces.

Premier League appeals to Rangers target Jelavic

Nikica Jelavic has reiterated his desire to join Rangers but admits his long-term goal is to play in the English Premier League.

DVD: Revanche (15)

If you have two pounds in your pocket and two hours available, rent this film. If not for the taut acting and the laconic script, then at least for its beauty. Martin Gschlacht's cinematography is a thing of wonder, which complements the drama with a rare subtlety.

Crooked nose drove Kampusch kidnapper claims his best friend

The Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch was imprisoned as a child in a cellar for eight years because her abductor wanted an "untouched virgin" to make up for his crooked nose and failures with women, his former best friend has claimed.

Unwritten Secrets, By Ronald Frame

Two voices in perfect harmony

Album: Haydn, 12 London Symphonies (Naive)

Liberated from Esterhazy by his patron's death, Haydn arrived in England in 1791 to a hero's welcome.

From Vienna to Heathrow in the undercarriage of a plane

A young Romanian risked death stowing away in the undercarriage of a jumbo jet to Britain despite being entitled to come into the country legally.

Paradise Found, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

This new musical stinks to high heaven

Revanche (15)

It is not immediately clear if this Austrian film is a character study or a psychological thriller, for it has strong elements of both.

Schubert Schwanengesang, Maltman/ Johnson, Wigmore Hall, London

What might Schubert have made of his Swansong?

Sweet Nothings, Young Vic, London

Hedonists' good night in Vienna
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