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Classical home listening: English Music for Strings; David Matthews; Hansel and Gretel
John Wilson and his crack Sinfonia of London irradiate works by Britten, Berkeley and Bliss

Fiona Maddocks

13, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Lucy Hale obituary
Other Lives: Composer who worked to help young disabled musicians write and perform music

Nicola Hale

12, Feb, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Yiu: The World Was Once All Miracle; etc review | Andrew Clements's classical release of the week
Three works by Raymond Yiu highlight his instinctive originality, in evocative instrumental writing that is part game, part travelogue

Andrew Clements

12, Feb, 2021 @3:27 PM

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Joseph Middleton: Brexit is destroying music. Why has the government let this happen?
Despite repeated assurances that the government understood the need for frictionless travel after Brexit, hugely increased bureaucracy and costs look set to devastate the present – and the future – of musicians and music-making in the UK

Joseph Middleton

12, Feb, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Chick Corea: a fearless musical adventurer who took the art of piano to new heights
From flights of sublime abstraction with Miles Davis to virtuoso jazz fusion, Corea’s artistry was irresistible to the last

Richard Williams

12, Feb, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Antone Exum: why the ‘Dennis Rodman of the NFL’ turned to surrealist pop
After parting ways with the San Francisco 49ers, the ‘Dennis Rodman of the NFL’ swapped the pitch for the studio. ‘I want to be as free as possible,’ he says

Michael Cragg

12, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Sophie, FKA twigs, and Clean Bandit
This week we’ve got doomsday synths, precariously perfect pop, and a Capital Radio banger by numbers

Sam Wolfson

12, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Beyond Tapestry: five more Carole King albums to investigate
From a long-lost folk rock project to a late career R&B-inflected rebirth, here’s our pick of the veteran artist’s overlooked gems

Alexis Petridis

12, Feb, 2021 @9:41 AM

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Songwriters fight to be heard in streaming revenues debate
As music consumption has evolved, the songwriting community have seen their income diminish despite playing a greater role in shaping emerging artists

Rhian Jones

12, Feb, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Virginia Wing: Private Life review
Singer Alice Merida Richards combines her calm sprechgesang with rage against millennial misogyny, offset by rich earwormy electronics

Rachel Aroesti

12, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears in Sunlight review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
Strom’s first album in 30 years – and last, following her death in December – is a quiet riot of digitally manipulated drones and noise

John Lewis

12, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Britney Spears: judge denies father's request in hearing on conservatorship
New documentary on legal arrangement, which gives singer’s father control over her estate, has prompted fresh calls to #FreeBritney

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

12, Feb, 2021 @12:40 AM

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