Singer Mary J Blige during a recent trip to London
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The gospel according to Mary J Blige

The ‘Queen of hip-hop soul’ talks to Ludovic Hunter-Tilney about her latest collaboration and new album

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BBC Radio 3 faces cacophony of criticism

New controller pledges ‘wising up’ at classical broadcaster

Thomas Lichtenecker and Sónia Grané in 'The Turn of the Screw'

The Turn of the Screw, Staatsoper Berlin, Schiller Theater – review

Claus Guth’s production simmers with forbidden sexuality

Christian Blackshaw

Christian Blackshaw, Wigmore Hall, London – review

An unforgettable Schubert recital from the pianist

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Project TenFourteen, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, California

An evening of glittering musical discoveries

Lucy Crowe and Levente Molnár in 'L'elisir d'amore'
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L’elisir d’amore, Royal Opera House, London – review

Two big personalities dominate this lively production

William Christie conducts Les Arts Florissants at the Barbican
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Rameau: Maître à danser, Les Arts Florissants, Barbican, London – review

A rare chance to savour two sweet Rameau confections

From left: Jimmy Iovine, Tim Cook, Dr Dre and Eddy Cue

Apple plans to push Beats to every iPhone

Subscription music service will be in iOS update in early 2015

Billy Harper performing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Bill Frisell/Randy Weston and Billy Harper, EFG London Jazz Festival – review

Frisell’s precision guitar playing; jazz’s African roots explored

'A Pierre Dream'
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra/A Pierre Dream, Orchestra Hall, Chicago – review

Celebrations begin early for Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday

Branford Marsalis/ John Surman, EFG London Jazz Festival – review

Marsalis and his quartet were ideal openers for the festival

Angélique Kidjo, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

The Benin diva kicked up a storm in London

Forgotten legends of Native American music

Native American musicians have long been neglected but a new compilation aims to put them in the spotlight

Ty Segall, Electric Ballroom, London

The LA-based musician brings a rare spark of life to the moribund world of retro-rock

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London – review

An imaginative concert that embraced the old world and the new

Kate Tempest, Village Underground, London

The London rapper delivered an emotionally charged performance

Winterreise/Goerne, Alice Tully Hall, New York – review

A perverse multimedia interpretation of Schubert’s masterpiece

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Metropolitan Opera, New York – review

A brilliant production of Shostakovich’s murky masterpiece

The Sixteen, Cadogan Hall, London

A positively ecstatic performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Barbican, London

John Eliot Gardiner’s ensemble marked its 25th birthday in style

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