Music

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BBCSSO/Volkov/ Kopatchinskaja review – Bartók’s roots unearthed with brilliance
The band Folktone cleverly swapped notes with Patricia Kopatchinskaja before the violinist whipped up a joyous musical whirlwind of Bartók and Ligeti

Flora Willson

29, Aug, 2021 @12:42 PM

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Steve Gunn: Other You review – more elegant, cosmic Americana
The guitarist’s immaculate playing is beyond doubt, but his latest solo work is a little too meandering

Phil Mongredien

29, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tenor Stuart Skelton: ‘You have to take the audience to the edge of the abyss with you’
The Australian opera singer on five-hour Wagner marathons, the Last Night of the Proms – and why he smokes the occasional cigar

Fiona Maddocks

29, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Halsey: If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power review – a muscular pop statement
The singer-songwriter contemplates new motherhood on this intriguing fourth album

Kitty Empire

29, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Paloma Faith: ‘If anyone can do it, it’s me’
Despite the balancing act – home schooling, a second baby, a fifth album and a nationwide tour – Paloma Faith always comes out fighting… and full of stories

Eva Wiseman

29, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Various: Stand Up Now review – eco-minded farmers and singers join forces
The peoples’ music stands proud in this heartwarming set of traditional and original music gathered from Britain’s farms, woods and cities

Neil Spencer

28, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Chvrches: Screen Violence review – full of fighting spirit
The Glaswegian trio use horror film tropes to explore fame, double standards and battles closer to home on their intense fourth album

Kitty Empire

28, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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One to watch: Nala Sinephro
This inspired jazz harpist takes on the universe with a joyous and deeply restorative debut album

Kitty Empire

28, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The week in classical: Chineke! Orchestra; Alcina – review
A once-lost work by Florence Price soars in the hands of Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. And minimalist Handel with thrills to spare

Fiona Maddocks

28, Aug, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: Víkingur Ólafsson and Ruby Hughes
The Icelandic star’s new album of Mozart and co is another winner. And the soprano contemplates new life and love with Mahler, Ives and Grime

Fiona Maddocks

28, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Metronomy’s Anna Prior on going solo: ‘It’s always felt like there’s been something missing’
Created in lockdown, and released via her own label, the drummer’s debut solo single marks the start of her own journey

Kate Solomon

27, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Proms: BBCSSO/Volkov review – Brisk and beautiful Beethoven but Lewis premiere is hard to like
The soundscape of George Lewis’s Minds in Flux was full of interest but ultimately felt aimless and discursive. The second half’s Beethoven fared much better

Tim Ashley

27, Aug, 2021 @11:03 AM

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