András Schiff performs Beethoven's Piano Concert No.5 at the BBC Proms
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BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London — review

Two concerts demonstrated the breadth and depth of the Proms

Yannis Philippakis of Foals at Reading Festival
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Reading Festival — review

A distinct musical subculture appeared alongside more obvious fare

Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal
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Eagles of Death Metal, 02 Forum, London — review

A moving display of fearless bonhomie from the American band

Closeup of Billie Holiday singing Fine & Mellow accompanied by James P. Johnson at piano & other unident. musicians during jam session in studio of LIFE photogrpher Gjon Mili. (Photo by Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

The Life of a Song: ‘God Bless the Child’

It started with a spat between Billie Holiday and her mother

Saxophonist David Liebman
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The Jazz Masters, Birdland, New York: review

The quartet’s Thelonious Monk tribute got off to a bumpy start

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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Special Event Day, Lucerne Festival

An all female line-up of conductors affirmed the festival’s theme

Apple signs music streaming deal with EE

US group to offer its subscription service free for six months

Gabriela Montero with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, BBC Proms: review

Gabriela Montero performed party tricks and a piano concerto

Barbara Hannigan, left, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra performing at KKL Lucerne

Barbara Hannigan, Mahler Chamber Orchestra

The Canadian singer-conducter is an irresistible performer

Quincy Jones at the Royal Albert Hall
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Quincy Jones, BBC Proms, London

An evocative evening covered the breadth of Jones’s oeuvre

Joe Morris & Farmers By Nature, New York: review

Guitarist and trio delivered an evening of seamless improvisation

The Makropulos Affair, BBC Proms, London

Karita Mattila shone in an outstanding account of Janáček’s opera

The Life of a Song: ‘Running Up That Hill’

How a song about trading places revived Kate Bush’s career

Morrissey, Manchester Arena, UK — review

A typically contrarian homecoming for the Manchester singer

Mozart C-minor Mass/Requiem, New York: review

A satisfying programme of works left incomplete by the composer

Idomeneo, Lincoln Center, New York — review

A splendid performance of Mozart’s opera from the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Interview: Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov

Ahead of a BBC Proms appearance, the musician tells why he practises even in his sleep

Vevo seeks to raise $500m in new drive

Online music video service wants to fund expansion and development

Springsteen could not come from Sunderland

Cultural chronicles conscript workers to rejected leftwing creed

BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London — review

A Martha Argerich-Daniel Barenboim piano duet almost upstaged the cross-cultural orchestra

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