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Scott Hamilton: Classics review – a swinging jazz makeover for Dvořak, Ravel and more
The veteran US tenor saxophonist, pianist Jan Lundgren and co transform a selection of popular classical tunes

Dave Gelly

02, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Opera director condemns Raab’s sneers at Angela Rayner’s visit to Glyndebourne
John Berry says ‘champagne socialism’ criticism of Labour’s deputy leader by Tory minister is ‘sad and embarrassing’

Dalya Alberge

02, Jul, 2022 @1:44 PM

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Lorde review – a magnificent night out
By turns tearful and rocking out, the New Zealand star is on a roll with cathartic cuts from 2021’s Solar Power, including a stirring performance in Māori

Kitty Empire

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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One to watch: NoSo
The Korean-American singer-songwriter toys with the nuances of identity and escapism on their guitar-led debut album

Ammar Kalia

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The week in classical: Migrations; Aldeburgh festival; Royal Academy of Music SO/Bychkov
WNO’s multi-stranded exploration of human migration is a joy; Aldeburgh honours Oliver Knussen in style; and the RAM’s future stars are bold as brass

Fiona Maddocks

02, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: John Adams Collected Works
Bonus extras make Nonesuch’s 40-disc box set of the prolific American composer well worth the investment

Fiona Maddocks

02, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Adele review – a truly singular blend of talent and Tottenham charm
She may come wreathed in the glamour of Hollywood, but her patter is homegrown – and her vocal artistry has few peers

Dorian Lynskey

02, Jul, 2022 @12:11 AM

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Dominic Raab’s opera jibe hits a bum note | Brief letters
Brief letters: Class snobbery | Duke of Edinburgh walkers | Failing the balance test | One of ‘the girls’


01, Jul, 2022 @4:43 PM

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‘Aphex Twin pours water on my meltdowns’: Guardian readers on the songs that soothe them
Donald Trump is reportedly calmed by a blast of Memory from Cats – but our readers prefer Radiohead and Miles Davis

Guardian readers, Ben Morris, and Clea Skopeliti

01, Jul, 2022 @11:52 AM

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Serse review – new ensemble bring circus, and scissors, to Handel’s Persian opera
Period instrument ensemble Figure’s semi-staging of an abridged version of Serse was full of good ideas and strong singing

Erica Jeal

01, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Fern Maddie: Ghost Story review – an unnerving, arresting folk debut
Maddie’s young, welcoming voice belies a darkly evocative lyricism creating an album that is both unsettling and thrilling

Jude Rogers

01, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘An old strain of English magic had returned’: stars on why they fell in love with Kate Bush
As a new generation continues to discover her via Running Up That Hill, musicians including Sharon Van Etten and Brian Molko reveal how the singer changed their lives

As told to Rachel Aroesti

01, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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