Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal: Musique De Nuit

Another album of duets from the Malian kora player and the French cellist

DVDs and Downloads

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Sequel to ‘Hope and Glory’ is a warm, decent and likeable semi-autobiographical rites-of-passage tale
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Film follows John Schlesinger’s beautiful 1967 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 19th-century novel
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Blu-ray re-release of a 1960 classic about a surgeon carving up women to restore his daughter’s stolen beauty
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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 10

Highly charged fervour animates the symphony’s discourse on creativity

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Haydn, Santoliquido, et al: Live at Wigmore Hall

Live recording of Joyce and Tony’s hugely enjoyable recital

Destroyer: Poison Season

Dan Bejar utters opaque poeticisms amid jazzy orchestral rock

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Helena Hauff: Discreet Desires

Hamburg DJ’s debut includes subgenres of ‘electronic body music’

Beach House

Beach House: Depression Cherry

Victoria Legrand’s vocals are swaddled in layers of synthesisers and guitar

Loose Tubes

Loose Tubes: Arriving

A kaleidoscopic range of genres and grooves that packs a punch

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Ravel: L’enfant et les sortilèges

Seiji Ozawa conducts a fine cast that puts the text over clearly

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The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

Abel Tesfaye smuggles gothic themes into an upbeat groove

DRINKS: Hermits on Holiday

A collaboration between a Welsh singer-songwriter and a garage-rocker from San Francisco

John Hulburt: Opus III

Mostly instrumental acoustic guitar tunes, from country blues to folk blues

Verdi: La traviata

The new production, a modern-dress staging, is generally counted as a success

Barbara Strozzi: Passioni, Vizi & Virtù

Consort Baroque Laurentia provide accompaniments to Peggy Bélanger

Lindi Ortega: Faded Gloryville

Hard luck tales abound, all given unbowed strength by the singer-songwriter’s voice

Foals: What Went Down

Imaginative musical effects from the Oxford quintet’s fourth album