Saxophonist David Liebman
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The Jazz Masters, Birdland, New York: review

The quartet’s Thelonious Monk tribute got off to a bumpy start

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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Special Event Day, Lucerne Festival

An all female line-up of conductors affirmed the festival’s theme

Apple signs music streaming deal with EE

US group to offer its subscription service free for six months

Gabriela Montero with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, BBC Proms: review

Gabriela Montero performed party tricks and a piano concerto

Barbara Hannigan, left, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra performing at KKL Lucerne

Barbara Hannigan, Mahler Chamber Orchestra

The Canadian singer-conducter is an irresistible performer

Quincy Jones at the Royal Albert Hall
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Quincy Jones, BBC Proms, London

An evocative evening covered the breadth of Jones’s oeuvre

Farmers By Nature; from left, Craig Taborn, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver
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Joe Morris & Farmers By Nature, New York: review

Guitarist and trio delivered an evening of seamless improvisation

Soprano Karita Mattila performs in Janáček’s The Makropulos Affair at the BBC Proms 2016.
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The Makropulos Affair, BBC Proms, London

Karita Mattila shone in an outstanding account of Janáček’s opera

The Life of a Song: ‘Running Up That Hill’

How a song about trading places revived Kate Bush’s career

Morrissey performs at the Manchester Arena
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Morrissey, Manchester Arena, UK — review

A typically contrarian homecoming for the Manchester singer

Mozart C-minor Mass/Requiem, New York: review

A satisfying programme of works left incomplete by the composer

Idomeneo, Lincoln Center, New York — review

A splendid performance of Mozart’s opera from the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Interview: Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov

Ahead of a BBC Proms appearance, the musician tells why he practises even in his sleep

Vevo seeks to raise $500m in new drive

Online music video service wants to fund expansion and development

Springsteen could not come from Sunderland

Cultural chronicles conscript workers to rejected leftwing creed

BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London — review

A Martha Argerich-Daniel Barenboim piano duet almost upstaged the cross-cultural orchestra

Don Giovanni, Drottningholm Opera, Stockholm — ‘Thrilling’

There’s much to admire in this production of Mozart’s opera

Canon Fodder: Bob Marley and Eddy Grant

Other singers were equally deserving of Marley’s fame

International Piano Trio Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, London — review

Two jazz pianists presented a contrast in styles

Róisín Murphy, Shakespeare’s Globe, London — review

Murphy became the first pop singer to play a gig at this theatre