Music

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‘Feel the fear, then do it’: Wagner’s Ring cycle gets a bold Samoan rework
Productions of Wagner’s epic take years in the planning and execution, huge spaces and hundreds of people. How is a small arts collective performing all four operas in a Putney church, and how do a conch shell and a fire dance fit in?

Stephen Moss

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Russell Hardy obituary
Other lives: Pianist and composer with Ian Dury’s first band, Kilburn and the Highroads

Humphrey Ocean

27, Oct, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Katy B: post your questions as the singer returns
Back after a five-year hiatus, the chart-topping south Londoner will take questions about anything in her life and career

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Oct, 2021 @2:43 PM

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Joyce DiDonato/Craig Terry review – thoughtful programme of panache and fierce beauty
The mezzo-soprano’s affecting recital celebrated the liberating immediacy of live performance with music from Handel to Berlioz, Mahler and Edith Piaf

Tim Ashley

27, Oct, 2021 @11:32 AM

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Gil Scott-Heron changed my life – and his humane message still resonates
The ‘godfather of rap’ is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week alongside Jay Z and LL Cool J, and remains an inspiration for how he lifted up the downtrodden

Abdul Malik Al Nasir

27, Oct, 2021 @10:32 AM

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World exclusive: Super troupers! Abba on fame, stress, ageing backwards – and why they've returned to rescue 2021
World exclusive: Here we go again! After nearly 40 years, Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid are back together. We get the inside story of the greatest reunion in pop

Alexis Petridis

27, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Seong-Jin Cho review – in search of personality amid the virtuosity
The South Korean winner of the 2015 Chopin piano competition reprised the brilliance of that win but his dazzling technique can shade out emotion

Andrew Clements

26, Oct, 2021 @12:15 PM

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All Time Low: US rock band deny allegations of sexual misconduct
‘We have to state with outright certainty that what is being said about us is completely and utterly false,’ band members say

Laura Snapes

26, Oct, 2021 @9:17 AM

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‘I had to learn how to feel anger’: Dandy on the demands disabled musicians face
On her debut album The Cycle, the Shropshire singer-songwriter takes on a ‘broken system’ that underestimates the vibrancy of disabled lives

Liam O'Dell

26, Oct, 2021 @7:38 AM

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Syd: ‘I’ve always made it a point to just be gay. There’s a girl in the video with me, what else do I need to say?’
She had an album of love songs all set to go – until a breakup made her think again. The star of Odd Future and the Internet tells how she drew inspiration from heartache and hope

Lauren O'Neill

26, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Congress considers awarding Prince with congressional gold medal
Ilhan Omar, a co-sponsor of the resolution to honor the musician who died in 2016, said he ‘changed the arc of music history’

Maya Yang and agencies

25, Oct, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Alan Hawkshaw obituary
Composer who wrote the theme tunes for Channel 4 News and Grange Hill, and the music to accompany the Countdown clock

Spencer Leigh

25, Oct, 2021 @4:57 PM

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