1995 Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran at the Grand Opening of Hard Rock Hotel
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The List: Five unusual cover versions

His voice may be like falling masonry, but Bob Dylan has an album of standards all sung previously by Sinatra. Here are some other unusual cover songs

LPO principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London

Magnus Lindberg, LPO’s newly-appointed composer-in-residence, premieres a new work on the French Revolution, the Stasi and WikiLeaks

Mark Lanegan
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Mark Lanegan, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London — review

A powerfully gloomy performance from the brooding singer

Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, William Parker, Café Oto, London — review

Ferocious energy and exemplary musicianship from the jazz trio

Dalibor Jenis and Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
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Lucia di Lammermoor, Bavarian State Opera, Munich — review

The 17th-century love story is transported to 1950s America

Elin Rombo and Jeremy Carpenter in ‘Written on Skin'
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Written on Skin, Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm — review

George Benjamin’s opera is given a stunning Scandinavian premiere

Joe Newman of Alt-J on stage at the O2 Arena
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Alt-J, O2 Arena, London — review

A diffident but engrossing performance from the quartet

Benjamin Grosvenor
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Benjamin Grosvenor, Barbican, London — review

The young pianist’s performance displayed his technical wizardry

Musicians and equestrians perform Mozart's 'Davide Penitente' in Salzburg
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Davide Penitente, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg

Mozart’s cantata gets an equestrian accompaniment

Vladimir Jurowski
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Rachmaninov: Inside Out, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

Almost everything that the audience takes away from ‘The Miserly Knight’ happens in the orchestra

Vulnicura, Björk

The heartbroken musician has recourse to another form of revenge: the break-up album

James Dillon’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London — review

This new work conveys the composer’s gift for exploration

Topshop loses Rihanna image legal battle

Court of Appeal rejects retailer’s case over pop star on T-shirt

Digicel tunes Rdio in to emerging markets

US radio service reaches nearly 85 nations through local telecoms

Andrea Chénier, Royal Opera House, London — review

Jonas Kaufmann’s dark tenor smoulders in this opulent production

JACK Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The quartet performed three challenging but rewarding pieces

Alex Garnett’s Bunch of 5, 606 Jazz Club, London — review

A fresh look at the twin-tenor-saxophone set-up

St Lawrence String Quartet, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, California — review

John Adams introduced this premiere of his rapturous new piece

La belle au bois dormant, Théâtre de l’Athénée, Paris — review

A charming shoestring production of Respighi’s short opera

Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore

A concert of recently composed music interwoven with family connections

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