Liam Noble & Myra Melford, Vortex Jazz Club, London — review

The double bill was a showcase of left-field jazz

'Three Tales' video opera
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Three Tales, Imax Cinema, Science Museum, London

Steve Reich and Beryl Korot tackle hubris with ‘video opera’

The Life of a Song: ‘Enter Sandman’

Juggernaut of a song founded on a moment of insomnia

Eoin Loveless of Drenge on stage at the Electric Ballroom
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Drenge, Electric Ballroom, London — review

The Sheffield band’s gig favoured force over finesse

Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin
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Staatskapelle Berlin, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

Elgar’s Second Symphony was wholehearted and richly romantic

Laura Marling at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Laura Marling, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London — review

Marling looked serene, though her songs told a different story

Daniel Barenboim with the Staatskapelle Berlin
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Staatskapelle Berlin, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

A surprise encore was the highlight of an excellent programme

'Moses und Aron'
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Moses und Aron, Komische Oper Berlin — review

The chorus is at the heart of this musically excellent production

La cambiale di matrimonio, SF JAZZ Center, San Francisco — review

Nicholas McGegan led a bubbly performance of Rossini’s opera

Lang Lang
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Lang Lang, Royal Albert Hall, London — review

There were moments of beauty — but they were fleeting

New York Philharmonic, Barbican, London — review

An old world audience applauded a new world orchestra

Paul Simon & Sting, O2 Arena, London

Music of the highest quality from seasoned musicians

The Life of a Song: ‘Me and Mrs Jones’

Supremely worldly song about adultery was first sung in 1973

Temple Song series: music that leaves noise behind

Recitals feel grander and more intimate than many others

What happens when rappers get older?

Raekwon, aged 45, talks about hitting middle age and artistic longevity

Wunderhorn, Barbican, London — review

Mahler’s songs were accompanied here by a silent film

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Metropolitan Opera, New York — review

Dismal staging and patchy singing blight this double bill

King Size, Linbury Studio Theatre, London — review

This ‘evening of song’ is low on tension but high on charm

Il turco in Italia, Royal Opera House, London

A sprightly performance of Rossini’s frothy opera provides a burst of light relief

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/Say, Carnegie Hall, New York

A partisan audience cheered the conductor-free ensemble

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