'Król Roger'
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Król Roger, Royal Opera House, London — review

A musically glittering performance of Szymanowski’s opera

Nick Cave
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Nick Cave, Royal Albert Hall, London — review

This gig was a showcase for the musicianship of Cave and his band

Stephanie Blythe as Baba the Turk in 'The Rake's Progress'
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The Rake’s Progress, Metropolitan Opera, New York — review

Musical standards were high, but Stravinsky’s masterpiece battled with the Met’s cavernous acoustic

Notes from history

Armenian musicians unite to mark the country’s darkest moment

Petula Clark in 1965 with a gold disc for ‘Downtown’
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The Life of a Song: ‘Downtown’

The Petula Clark original is a perfect example of Anglo-Americana

Martha and Stéphanie Argerich in 'Argerich'

Argerich — film review

A stealthily absorbing portrait of concert pianist Martha Argerich

Philip Glass
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Philip Glass Etudes, Barbican, London — review

The marathon recital included passages of beauty and rapture

Amazon, Google join music rights group

MIC Coalition launched to campaign against higher royalty rates

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony at Carnegie Hall
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New World Symphony/Tilson Thomas, Mutter, Carnegie Hall, New York — review

The youthful orchestra made thorny work sound remarkably easy

Matthias Pintscher and Ensemble Intercontemporain
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Boulez at 90: Ensemble Intercontemporain, Barbican, London — review

The birthday celebrations continued with challenging performances

The Intimacy of Creativity, Hong Kong City Hall Theatre — review

Bright Sheng’s ensemble offered a broad expressive range

Emma und Eginhard, Staatsoper Berlin, Schiller Theater — review

An ambitious staging with a solid cast and toe-tapping tunes

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Detroit — review

The performers gave life to André Previn’s latest concerto

Andrew Porter: a personal memoir

An appreciation of the life of the late music critic Andrew Porter

Un ballo in maschera, Metropolitan Opera, New York — review

A stellar cast led a disorientating production of Verdi’s opera

Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

A blazing performance showcased a brilliant, wildly original work

The Fall, Electric Brixton, London — review

The show was as much a surreal anti-happening as a rock gig

London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London — review

Peter Eötvös conducted a fitting tribute to Pierre Boulez

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

The double bill was a showcase of left-field jazz

Three Tales, Imax Cinema, Science Museum, London

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

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