'A Florentine Tragedy/Six Maeterlinck Songs' CD cover

Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy/Six Maeterlinck Songs

A gory tale of illicit love, portrayed in sumptuous orchestral colours, its intensity barely contained until the denouement

DVDs and Downloads

The Lego Movie - DVD cover
Exuberantly silly scenarios and a witty script sweep aside niggles about this 100-minute product placement
Visitors - DVD cover
Shot through with the odd dizzying shot of a tower block, and drawn together by a magnetic score, this is cinema at its most contemplative
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker - DVD cover
A bleak piece of documentary-style realism that movingly captures the hardscrabble existence of the Roma

White Fence: For the Recently Found Innocent

For the nostalgic, there’s imaginative commitment in this lovingly executed throwback to 1960s psychedelic rock

CD cover of 'Present Joys' by Dave Douglas & Uri Cane

Dave Douglas & Uri Cane: Present Joys

Each track of traditional New England music reflects the sparse harmonies, dignified phrasing and a sense of community of a bygone era

CD cover of 'Folk Songs' as performed by Nora Gubisch and Alain Altinoglu

Nora Gubisch and Alain Altinoglu: Folk Songs

The mezzo soprano and her regular accompanist explore the folk-inspired work of five classical composers spanning a century

CD cover of 'Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas 1 & 2' as performed by Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne

Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas 1 & 2

The duo bring their interpretation to disc with the same conviction, clairvoyance and charismatic force as their live rendition

CD cover of 'Radio Flor' by Cascada De Flores

Cascada De Flores: Radio Flor

A recreation of 1930s music played on Mexico City’s AM radio station WEX, reclaiming for history some folkloric material

CD cover of 'Dernier Appel' by Tiken Jah Fakoly

Tiken Jah Fakoly: Dernier Appel

A final boarding call for a continent poised for take off and a warning of last, or possibly lost chances

'Anancapa' CD cover

David Binney: Anacapa

Lean themes move in unexpected ways, and alt-rock textures are precisely orchestrated

Yes: Heaven & Earth

US singer Jon Davison stands in for original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson

To Rococo Rot: Instrument

Several songs featuring New York avant-guitarist Arto Lindsay give a nicely worked change in emphasis from the surrounding instrumentals

G-Eazy: These Things Happen

A confection of Drake-lite patter about attractive women succumbing to rapper’s charms set to moody mid-tempo beats

La Roux: Trouble in Paradise

A surprisingly strong follow-up to La Roux, warmer-sounding and more consistent in quality than its predecessor

John Hiatt: Terms of My Surrender

The LA singer-songwriter’s grizzled voice rumbles through the tracks like a vintage saloon bumping along a dusty road

Black Top: #One

London-based musicians deliver free jazz and electronica with urban grit

Shostakovich: Symphonies 4, 5, 6; Symphony No 7

A rare performance of one of the composer’s most difficult symphonies by the Mariinsky Orchestra while Mark Elder’s recording is precisely played by the Hallé

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