The Hogboon, Barbican: ‘Skilful but worthy’

Peter Maxwell Davies’ last major work is a community opera

Daphne Oram

Daphne Oram’s Still Point: ‘A forgotten future’

Groundbreaking music brought enthrallingly back to life

PJ Harvey performs at Glastonbury
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Glastonbury Festival, Somerset — final day

A sombre set from PJ Harvey helped round off this year’s gathering

Glastonbury Festival: ‘No Glexit from reality’

Defeat, defiance and reasons to be cheerful amid mud and uncertainty

Laura Wilde in 'Jenůfa'. Photo: Donald Cooper
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Jenůfa, Coliseum, London — ‘Powerful’

Janáček’s opera is well served in ENO’s new production

The Life of a Song: Will You Love Me Tomorrow

The Shirelles’ follow-up hit to ‘Tonight’s the Night’ captured the bittersweetness of being a sexually liberated woman

Leif Aruhn-Solén and Janet Todd in 'Armida'. Photo: Brett Boardman Photography
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Armida, City Recital Hall, Sydney — review

Excellent singing in Pinchgut’s production of Haydn’s opera

Music shops
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In defence of piped music maestros

In-store DJs explain their maligned trade

Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge at the Scala. Photo: Robin Pope/Retna/Photoshot
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AlunaGeorge, Scala, London — ‘Quirky, catchy’

An assured performance from the electronic duo

Vittorio Grigòlo and Joyce DiDonato in 'Werther' at the Royal Opera House. Photo: Bill Cooper
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Werther, Royal Opera House, London — ‘The air sizzles’

Vittorio Grigòlo and Joyce DiDonato set the stage alight

Tim Garland, Kings Place, London — review

The jazz saxophonist’s show reflected on his formative influences

Dragon String Quartet, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing — review

The quartet played with hushed intensity

David Murray, FT music critic, 1937-2016

Wide-ranging writer who sought to be constructive in criticism

Don Carlo, Grange Park: ‘A Goliath slain’

Jo Davies takes on a lofty challenge and pulls it off with strong singing and lusty playing

Shalimar the Clown/ Macbeth, St Louis

Salman Rushdie’s tale of a mixed marriage fails in opera form

Yevgeny Sudbin, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The pianist performed works by Scarlatti, Beethoven and Ravel

The Life of a Song: By the Time I Get to Phoenix

The subtle, mournful ballad is one of the most-covered songs of the 20th century

‘Deep Minimalism’ at the Southbank

Reich, Glass and Adams are only part of the story. A forthcoming festival showcases their lesser-known contemporaries

Coldplay, Wembley Stadium, London

This was the foursome’s natural home, a stadium habitat where their uplifting platitudes make most sense

All about that bass

Veteran musician Stanley Clarke on fusion, film and serendipity

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