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

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

A typically contrarian homecoming for the Manchester singer

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

Louis Langrée conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
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Mozart C-minor Mass/Requiem, New York: review

A satisfying programme of works left incomplete by the composer

Rene Jacobs at the Usher Hall as part of the Edinburgh International Festival (Photo by robbie jack/Corbis via Getty Images)

Idomeneo, Lincoln Center, New York — review

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

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Interview: Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov

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

A scene of the stage at The Year In Vevo 2015 at Skylight Clarkson SQ on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Vevo seeks to raise $500m in new drive

Online music video service wants to fund expansion and development

Springsteen could not come from Sunderland

British cultural chronicles conscript luckless workers to a leftwing creed they have always rejected

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

BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London — review

Two Proms in which new works were wrapped in a classical package

Vanessa, Santa Fe Opera — review

An engrossing production draws parallels to film noir

John Wilson Orchestra and Arcangelo, BBC Proms

Shakespearian musical extravaganzas and dazzling Gershwin

BoomTown Fair, Hampshire, UK — review

The festival toyed with the power of popular revolution

The Life of a Song: ‘My Favourite Things’

How a Broadway musical number became a jazz classic