ASMF/Marriner – review

Melvyn Tan engaged with Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto and Sir Neville Marriner gave a youthful account of the "Italian" Symphony, writes Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

20, Dec, 2012 @3:54 PM

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Hacker Farm: UHF – review
Farmer's markets and folk festivals be damned – Hacker Farm's vision of the British countryside is a far less comfy thing, finds Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

20, Dec, 2012 @3:29 PM

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Sleeve notes: the best songs of 2012

Catch up with the last seven days in the world of music

20, Dec, 2012 @3:26 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about anger – results

RR regular RipThisJoint gives her pick from last week's topic: the best songs about anger

Guardian readers

20, Dec, 2012 @2:00 PM

12 songs of Christmas: the Ethiopians – Ding Dong (Christmas Bell)

Day four of our virtual sleigh ride around the world to discover some of the strangest Christmas songs – and we're in Jamaica

Dave Simpson

20, Dec, 2012 @12:50 PM

Music Weekly podcast: Justin Young of the Vaccines sits in – and ZZ Top get a chorus of approval

The Vaccines' Justin Young is in the studio to talk about his year – and to look at some of the musical themes of 2012. And it's a singles club special, as the podders nominate their songs of the year, from ZZ Top, TNGHT and Melody's Echo Chamber

Presented by Kieran Yates and Michael Hann

20, Dec, 2012 @12:41 PM

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Trends of 2012: The year hip-hop's attitude to homosexuality changed?

Rosie Swash: From Frank Ocean coming out to Jay-Z backing gay marriage, hip-hop seemed to be shaking off its homophobic mindset this year. But the genre still has a lot of growing up to do

Rosie Swash

20, Dec, 2012 @11:30 AM

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Kraftwerk win landmark sampling case in German supreme court
Long-running case will help establish the legal limits of sampling, experts believe

Sean Michaels

20, Dec, 2012 @10:54 AM

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Neil Young moves ahead with plans for his music service
Singer files two more slogans trademarked for planned Pono service, his attempt to 'force iTunes to be better'

Sean Michaels

20, Dec, 2012 @10:37 AM

British soldiers in Afghanistan do Gangnam Style – video

Troops from the 4th Mechanized Brigade at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan perform their own Gangnam Style parody for charity in a video that has become an internet sensation

20, Dec, 2012 @10:26 AM

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Pulp: a beginner's guide

Dominic Kelly: We asked our readers to pick 10 essential Pulp tracks for newcomers. Here's what they came up with

Dominic Kelly

20, Dec, 2012 @9:26 AM

Old music: Simon & Garfunkel – A Most Peculiar Man

Paul Simon's English period produced some of Simon & Garfunkel's best-loved work – including this understated song inspired by four lines in a London newspaper.

Paul Owen

20, Dec, 2012 @9:00 AM

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