Music

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IMS Prussia Cove Celebration review – Adès’s botanical song cycle glistens
A weekend celebrating 50 years of the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar included world premieres by Kurtág and Adès, with Hungarian mezzo Katalin Károlyi in compelling form

Andrew Clements

28, Nov, 2022 @11:28 AM

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Beaten, jailed, exiled and still taunting Putin: inside Pussy Riot’s filthy, furious show
They fled Russia disguised as food couriers. Now a major exhibition is celebrating the collective’s decade of punky protest art, from a urine-splattered portrait of Putin to the cathedral gig that landed them in prison

Stuart Jeffries

28, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Cheikh Lô voice takes you on a journey: Rosalind Eleazar’s playlist
The Slow Horses actor became a Prince convert through Purple Rain and would love a Ghanian musical funeral, but which slice of Greek cheese is her favourite song?

As told to Elle Hunt

28, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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It ain’t me babe: Bob Dylan apologises for using a machine to autograph ‘hand-signed’ books
Musician admits he used an autopen to sign books and artworks due to his vertigo, after fans compared signatures and discovered they were identical

Michael Sun

28, Nov, 2022 @3:26 AM

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis review – a transcendent night that veered on holy
Cave’s voice has never had so much range – and it was on full display at this outdoor show, filled with delirium and wonder

Jenny Valentish

28, Nov, 2022 @12:55 AM

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A fight at the opera: could forcing ENO up north work out?
The ultimatum to English National Opera was attacked as ‘cultural vandalism’, but raised some hopes nearer Manchester

Helen Pidd and Mark Brown

27, Nov, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Louis Culture: When Life Presents Obstacle review – melodic rap with raw charm
The south Londoner brings a compelling mix of introspection and youthful confidence to this EP reminiscent of early grime

Kadish Morris

27, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Anna Mieke: Theatre review – the Irish singer-songwriter’s spellbinding follow-up
Mieke mines a rich seam of nostalgia and loss – and her extensive travels – on a dreamlike second album

Sophie Harris

27, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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It’s a Wonderful Life review – operatic adaptation is on the side of the angels
Jake Heggie’s take on the heartwarming Christmas classic has a glittering, melodic score with a gift of a role for soprano Danielle de Niese as goofy guardian angel Clara

Erica Jeal

27, Nov, 2022 @12:58 PM

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Leftfield: This is What We Do review – mighty, all-embracing workouts and more
Born out of a tumultuous time in Neil Barnes’s life, this heady mix of bangers and righteous sounds is a keeper

Kitty Empire

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Gaye Su Akyol: Anadolu Ejderi review – poetic Turkish dissident pop
The singer reflects on past loves, current politics and her once glorious Istanbul on this eclectic fourth album spanning folk to psych-rock

Neil Spencer

26, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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One to watch: Solar Corona
The Portuguese space-rockers roll out a fresh lineup on a tightly focused new album with a wild edge

Phil Mongredien

26, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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