Music

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‘We need joy … and an audience’: The return of Simon Rattle and the LSO
Sir Simon and London Symphony Orchestra players tell a rehearsal audience of one what this week’s first live concert in a year means to them

Ed Vulliamy

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Help us or LSO fails’: Sir Simon Rattle’s plea over Covid and Brexit
As the orchestra prepares to welcome back live audiences, the conductor urges ministers to act on new touring rules in Europe

Ed Vulliamy

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Martial Solal: Coming Yesterday review – the great pianist bows out
The doyen of French jazz delivers an emotionally charged collection of standards in his final concert at the age of 91

Dave Gelly

15, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future review – an eloquent dance between anger and joy
Shabaka Hutchings and co’s urgent fourth album lifts the spirits and feeds the soul

Kitty Empire

15, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Classical home listening: Rodelinda, Miloš and more
Lucy Crowe and Iestyn Davies lead the English Concert’s first-rate recording of Handel’s 1725 opera

Fiona Maddocks

15, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pauline Tinsley obituary
Soprano whose commanding presence in Wagner, Verdi and Strauss was better appreciated internationally than in Britain

Barry Millington

14, May, 2021 @7:41 PM

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Richard Stoker obituary
Other lives: Composer, teacher and actor who was a colourful figure in British musical life for the past 60 years

Gill Stoker

14, May, 2021 @5:36 PM

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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From Latitude to Lady Gaga: what to see as music venues and festivals reopen
As live music returns, we pick the best artists launching post-lockdown tours and festival dates – with the Eagles, Beck and Bloodstock leading the charge

Alexis Petridis

14, May, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Molly Lewis: the professional whistler on everyone’s lips in Hollywood
She performed at Harry Dean Stanton’s deathbed, and is a member of John C Reilly’s roller-skating club. Now the Australian-born star is capturing LA noir with her new EP

Leonie Cooper

14, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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This week’s new tracks: Willow, Joel Culpepper, Billie Eilish
This week we’ve got bratty pop-punk, a swinging summertime groove, and a breathless yet furious ballad

Jenessa Williams

14, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Future Folk: Friendly Faces; Different Spaces review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
Intimate tracks that jumble together traditional songs and instrumentals with experimental approaches

Jude Rogers

14, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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