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

Bjork, album cover art

Vulnicura, Björk

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

Ilan Volkov conducts James Dillon’s ‘Stabat Mater Dolorosa’
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James Dillon’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London — review

This new work conveys the composer’s gift for exploration

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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

Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek in 'Andrea Chénier'
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Andrea Chénier, Royal Opera House, London — review

Jonas Kaufmann’s dark tenor smoulders in this opulent production

JACK Quartet
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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

London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London — review

A high-voltage concert of popular favourites

London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle, Barbican, London — review

Simon Rattle’s guest appearance with the LSO oozed glamour

Creative accounting, creative industries

UK is a hub for a lucrative arts industry

Sounds from the desert by Joanna Marsh

From skyscrapers and shopping to poetry about women’s lives, the British musician is weaving Arab influences into her work

Inaugural concert, Philharmonie de Paris

Jean Nouvel’s new structure still requires acoustic tweaking

Orfeo, Roundhouse, London

The Royal Opera experiments with a more informal venue