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Kate Mossman meets the man behind one of the world’s wealthiest rock bands.
The orchestra soaked up his energy in Bruch's first violin concerto to end on a triumphal note.
With a lot of commemorative art to compete with, the premiere of Lancaster's new piece could have used, well, more passion.
Thank God Paul Morley’s The Age of Bowie doesn't try to be an objective, sensible biography.
The new play set in JK Rowling's wizarding world is a nostalgia trip.
What could the modern counterparts of the first conductor-free orchestras, once a socialist utopian vision, teach our politicians today?
Kate Mossman talks to Jeff Beck about escaping Eric Clapton's shadow, dodging fame, and why he can’t go and see Pat Metheny.
The Tsimane’ – a population of people in a rural village in Bolivia – are overturning scientists' understanding of why humans prefer consonant sounds over dissonant ones.
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