John Tavener

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Summer at Snape review – spark, coherence and variety
The Aldeburgh festival in another guise delivered some memorable premieres, with the music of its founder ever present

Fiona Maddocks

03, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: John Tavener: No Longer Mourn for Me; Josquin Masses and more
Steven Isserlis and friends record a heartfelt tribute to the late, great British composer, while the Tallis Scholars conclude their epic Josquin mass cycle

Fiona Maddocks

07, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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John Tavener's 'magical' last opera to be staged for first time
It comes after late composer’s friend Prince Charles flagged potential of Krishna script

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Roxanna Panufnik: how I made Tavener's 99 Words sing
John Tavener was an inspiration, a mentor and a friend for many years. Setting his profoundly moving 99 Words to music was a final privilege

Roxanna Panufnik

27, Nov, 2017 @12:28 PM

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Various: Music for Remembrance – ‘Roderick Williams is perfect’
These poignant pieces by Duruflé, Vaughan Williams, Tavener and others are beautifully executed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, writes Stephen Pritchard

Stephen Pritchard

09, Nov, 2014 @12:05 AM

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John Tavener Remembered review: powerful, lyrical and sparsely textured
The solo passages are indulgently long – but when the cello soars, the string orchestra slowly blooms into a chord of startling beauty, writes Erica Jeal

Erica Jeal

06, Oct, 2014 @3:06 PM

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The Girl of the Golden West; Flood of Beauty – review
An exciting debut in the pit and another on stage set the seal on ENO’s terrific new Girl of the Golden West, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

04, Oct, 2014 @11:08 PM

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Ella Eyre, SBTRKT, Strand Of Oaks: this week’s new live music
Ella Eyre | SBTRKT | Strand Of Oaks | James Ferraro | Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans | Flood Of Beauty

Jennifer Lucy Allan, Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

27, Sep, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Triptych; John Tavener memorial service – review

Opera Erratica worked wonders with a cast of five. And the bells rang out for John Tavener, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

14, Jun, 2014 @11:09 PM

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In praise of… John Tavener | Editorial

Editorial: The Guardian's tribute to one of the great composers of the 20th century


12, Jun, 2014 @5:29 PM

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Tavener Weekend – review
Tavener helped to plan this series before he died, and there was enormous musical variety and vitality in committed performances, writes George Hall

George Hall

27, Jan, 2014 @3:57 PM

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Bobby Womack John Newman, Bill Callahan: this week's new live music

Bobby Womack | John Newman | Bill Callahan | Manu Dibango | Sir John Tavener Celebration Weekend | Ahmad Jamal

Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

25, Jan, 2014 @6:00 AM

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