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Anoushka Shankar at the Royal Albert Hall
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BBC Proms: Glass and Shankar/Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London — mystical and classical

Two Proms offered contrasting visions of music-making

Nubya Garcia at Ronnie Scott's

Nubya Garcia/Alfa Mist, Ronnie Scott’s, London — adventurous

Two bands from the ‘new London jazz scene’ merged groove and swing with confidence

From left, John Irvin, Sergey Romanovsky and Nino Machaidze in 'Le siège de Corinthe'

Le siège de Corinthe, Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Italy — delightfully combustive

Musical standards remain high, but La Fura dels Baus’s staging is underwhelming

'Oklahoma!' performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms
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BBC Proms: Oklahoma!, Royal Albert Hall — moments of high elation

A virtually full production of the musical, with sizzling playing from The John Wilson Orchestra

Jay Kay of Jamiroquai performs at Boardmasters
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Boardmasters, Cornwall — urban sounds in a surfer’s paradise

Grime acts met indie-rock and 1990s funk on the British south coast

Jimi Hendrix performing in 1967
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‘Wild Thing’: the elemental riff that cemented the Hendrix legend

Chip Taylor’s song failed to chart at first — but then became part of the ’60s zeitgeist

Various: The Ear of the Huguenots

This varied programme takes in Calvinist Protestant psalm settings and secular music of the Huguenots’ circle

Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics Vol. II

The songs collected here are more contemplative than on the preceding album

Franz Schubert: The finished ‘Unfinished’

Kammerorchester Basel gives the existing two movements highly-charged performances

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions

A lattice of fresh statements, standout solos and knowing references

Elliott Carter: Late works

The composer’s music retained its intellectual grip right to the end

Frankie Rose: Cage Tropical

Self-doubting sentiment set in richly layered dream-pop, evoking feelings of sweet surrender not anxiety

5 Billion in Diamonds: 5 Billion in Diamonds

The album pays tribute to the producer’s love of 1970s psych-folk and space-rock

Various: Soul of a Nation

Rather than corral all forms of black musical activism, it focuses on jazz’s fertile crossover with funk and soul

David Rawlings: Poor David’s Almanack

The artist prefers to sidle his way into traditions unobtrusively

David Murray, Vortex Jazz Club — a jazz iconoclast on peak form

The saxophonist was at ease and visibly focused at this intimate London performance

Wozzeck at Salzburg Festival — a breathtaking reassessment

William Kentridge brings the first world war back into Berg’s opera with grim sketches, animations and hypnotic power

BBC Proms: La damnation de Faust — Berlioz at his best

Every detail told in the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique’s take on the ‘dramatic legend’

Salzburg Festival: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk — harsh to the point of pain

Conductor Mariss Jansons embraces the coarseness in Shostakovich’s uncompromising score

Mingus Big Band, Ronnie Scott’s, London — power and finesse

The New York-based ensemble began a week-long residency in impressive style

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