CD cover of 'Water for Your Soul', featuring Joss Stone

Joss Stone: Water for Your Soul

The artist’s singing is less splashy on reggae-tinged album

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A mother and son rift and re-bond in this reminder of the harsher forms parental life can take
A boy gifted with numbers but isolated by autism wins a place on the UK maths team in another film for the weepie list
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
An enchanting animation from Isao Takahata about a bamboo cutter who finds a tiny child in a glowing bamboo stalk
CD cover of 'At Newport 1955-1975', featuring Miles Davis

Miles Davis: At Newport 1955-1975

A highly recommended set that traces the trumpeter’s journey

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Chorus and orchestra are on fine form, with the opera set in a factory

'In Conclusion' CD cover

Amadou Balaké: In Conclusion

Reworked Mandé classics include a performance of ‘Balaké’

Strauss/Ellington: Parallel Tones

Strauss/Ellington: Parallel Tones

All three works in this live recording were written for American audiences

Lianne La Havas: Blood

Lianne La Havas: Blood

Confidence seeps through the Londoner’s second album

Wilco: Star Wars

Wilco: Star Wars

Songs have a cavalier quality, sung in the style of a decadent glam rocker

The Maccabees: Marks to Prove It

The Maccabees: Marks to Prove It

The Band deploy the indie-rock armoury of guitars and drums

Leighton, Lutyens, et al: British Works for Cello and Piano

Leighton, Lutyens, et al: British Works for Cello and Piano

Four different faces of postwar British music come together on this disc

While We’re Young

While We’re Young — DVD review

A childless couple discover the bitter truth: life does not begin at 40, it starts to stab you in the back

Suite Française — DVD review

Film set in Nazi-occupied France centres on the relationship between a young French woman and a German officer

A Girl Walks Home at Night Alone — DVD review

Vampire movie features a chadoor-wearing Bloodsucker who skateboards and listens to post-punk pop

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail

The performances guarantee interesting, but never exaggerated musicianship

Dale Watson: Call Me Insane

Singer ditches polished blandishments and draws on honky-tonk and rockabilly

Mendelssohn, Grieg & Hough: Cello Sonatas

Steven Isserlis supplies the rush of emotion to Stephen Hough’s accompaniment

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