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Spinal Tap star in fight for royalties

The artist’s law suit comes at a time of deepening suspicion of platform owners

Sibelius Symphony Cycle, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

Osmo Vänskä still conducts with an urgency and spontaneity that send shivers down one’s back

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 09: Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs at Zilker Park on October 9, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
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St Paul and the Broken Bones, The Lexington, London — review

Songs swelled as though possessed, and Paul Janeway knew exactly when to belt them out and when to rein them in

Mandatory Credit: Photo by StudioCanal Films/REX/Shutterstock (2134044z)
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The Man Who Fell to Earth - 1976

‘Lazarus’ playwright Enda Walsh on working with David Bowie on his final project

The Irish writer discusses death, drugs and resurrecting Bowie’s alien

James MacMillan's 'Stabat Mater' at the Barbican
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MacMillan’s Stabat Mater, Barbican, London — review

The composer’s grief-wracked piece was the main event in a day-long programme

Vienna State Opera's production of 'Armide'
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Armide, Vienna State Opera — ‘Painfully dull’

Orchestra and singers enliven an otherwise inane production of Gluck’s opera

Angel Olsen on stage at Koko
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Angel Olsen, Koko, London — ‘Dramatic’

Olsen’s singing echoed a vanished era of pop vocalists

Francesco Verna and Karah Son in 'Madama Butterfly'
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Madama Butterfly, Glyndebourne, East Sussex, UK — ‘Stilted’

A production with interesting ideas, but more losses than gains

Christoph Pohl and Maxim Mironov with the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in 'Falstaff'
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Falstaff, Theater an der Wien, Vienna — ‘Triumphant’

Salieri’s opera is a rollicking comedy full of delightful music

Valery Gergiev at London’s Cadogan Hall, photographed by Howard Sooley
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Conductor Valery Gergiev on Putin, power and performance

The legendary but controversial conductor talks to John Thornhill

Bob Dylan, the Nobel minstrel

The laureate has been on the road for six decades

Readers react: Does Bob Dylan deserve his Nobel Prize?

The decision to award the top prize in literature to the songwriter has split opinion

The Life of a Song: Like a Rolling Stone

Dylan’s song changed lives when it was released in 1965

Dylan is a worthy Nobel Prize winner

There is more to literature than words on a page

Christian Gerhaher, Wigmore Hall, London — ‘Extraordinary intimacy’

It felt as if the singer was performing to each member of the audience alone

Bob Dylan’s best lyrics: FT picks

Highlights from the Nobel Prize-winner’s six-decade career

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for literature

Swedish Academy hails ‘poetic expressions’ of the songwriter

Michael Kiwanuka, London — ‘Subtle singing’

The north Londoner is no showman — but this was a compelling set

Justin Bieber, O2 Arena, London — ‘Remote’

The singer seemed only fitfully engaged

The Fairy Queen, Barbican, London — ‘Messy’

An unfocused production of Purcell’s semi-opera