Music

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Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong note
Critics compare figure of famous soprano erected in Greek capital to an Oscar statuette

Helena Smith in Athens

17, Oct, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Randy Bachman to be reunited with his guitar that was lost for four decades
The treasured instrument was stolen from the rock star in Toronto in 1976 and was recently found in a Tokyo shop

Jessica Glenza

16, Oct, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Jo Harrop: The Heart Wants review – a rare mix of delicacy and boldness
The singer’s original material and a guest list of top musicians fit like a glove on this follow-up to last year’s Weathering the Storm

Dave Gelly

16, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Coldplay review – stadium poppers take the big-time small scale
Chris Martin and co – and Ed Sheeran –launch Coldplay’s space-inspired new album in a venue the band last played in 1999

Kitty Empire

16, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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One to watch: Jamire Williams
A go-to collaborator for everyone from Herbie Hancock to Solange, the LA-based musician explores endless possibilities on his new solo album

Kate Hutchinson

16, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review
The introduction of a new character does Beethoven’s great opera no favours. Elsewhere, there’s breathtaking invention – with a little help from Charlie Chaplin

Fiona Maddocks

16, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: Quatuor Ébène and the Gesualdo Six
The French quartet play late-night Schoenberg, jazz and more, while Josquin is the springboard for Owain Park and his crack vocal ensemble

Fiona Maddocks

16, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Elton John scores first No 1 single in 16 years, ending 15-week Ed Sheeran run
Cold Heart, a collaboration with Dua Lipa and producers Pnau, tops chart in same week as hip replacement surgery for 74-year-old

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Amazônia in concert review – bringing the sights and sounds of the Amazon to life
Sebastião Salgado’s photographs of the rainforest combined with music with Amazonian connections in this powerful and moving concert featuring the Britten Sinfonia under Simone Menezes

Andrew Clements

15, Oct, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Adele: Easy on Me review – reliably, relatably Adele-esque
The first single from her divorce-focused new album 30 is quintessential Adele: piano, romantic recrimination, and soaring vocal work

Alexis Petridis

15, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Malcolm Jiyane: Umdali review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
A figure in his country’s jazz scene since his early teens, Jiyane’s skill comes to the fore in his anticipated debut as a bandleader, a set full of hope and momentum

Ammar Kalia

15, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Joy Crookes: Skin review – vibrant politics and beautiful storytelling
The Bangladeshi-Irish south Londoner’s urgent debut album laces trauma and social commentary with bouncing melody and retro stylings

Alim Kheraj

15, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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