Laura Marling at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Laura Marling, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London — review

Marling looked serene, though her songs told a different story

Daniel Barenboim with the Staatskapelle Berlin
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Staatskapelle Berlin, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

A surprise encore was the highlight of an excellent programme

'Moses und Aron'
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Moses und Aron, Komische Oper Berlin — review

The chorus is at the heart of this musically excellent production

La cambiale di matrimonio, SF JAZZ Center, San Francisco — review

Nicholas McGegan led a bubbly performance of Rossini’s opera

Lang Lang
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Lang Lang, Royal Albert Hall, London — review

There were moments of beauty — but they were fleeting

Alan Gilbert conducts Joyce DiDonato and the New York Philharmonic at the Barbican
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New York Philharmonic, Barbican, London — review

An old world audience applauded a new world orchestra

Paul Simon & Sting, O2 Arena, London

Music of the highest quality from seasoned musicians

Billy Paul
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The Life of a Song: ‘Me and Mrs Jones’

Supremely worldly song about adultery was first sung in 1973

Mark Padmore and Roderick Williams
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Temple Song series: music that leaves noise behind

Recitals feel grander and more intimate than many others

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What happens when rappers get older?

Raekwon, aged 45, talks about hitting middle age and artistic longevity

Wunderhorn, Barbican, London — review

Mahler’s songs were accompanied here by a silent film

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Metropolitan Opera, New York — review

Dismal staging and patchy singing blight this double bill

King Size, Linbury Studio Theatre, London — review

This ‘evening of song’ is low on tension but high on charm

Il turco in Italia, Royal Opera House, London

A sprightly performance of Rossini’s frothy opera provides a burst of light relief

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/Say, Carnegie Hall, New York

A partisan audience cheered the conductor-free ensemble

David Sanborn Band, Barbican, London — review

A performance of passion and focus from the saxophonist

Between Worlds, Barbican, London — review

Tansy Davies’s 9/11 opera is a tasteless orgy of tedious breast-beating

SoundBox 2, Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, San Francisco — review

Digital culture met Mahler and Vivaldi in a contemporary showcase

Courtney Barnett, Electric Ballroom, London — review

The singer was an easygoing presence, but her music was fierce

Interview: saxophonist Marshall Allen

The jazz musician on Sun Ra and preserving the Arkestra legacy

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