Pierre Boulez conducts Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle.
A conversation on music, lyrics, the monarchy and the end of the world with the singer-songwriter.
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A bold but flawed production of Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne.
“I’m not going to use my sexuality to define me”
Tom Ravenscroft on what to look forward to at this summer's music festivals.
Dreamy, haunted, but strangely comforting - welcome to the world of The Caretaker.
“China is much better, more open, but also rediscovering its roots”
What to expect when a band you already love release a new album?
A startling production of Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The singer Barb Jungr on Bob Dylan's inimitable voice at the age of 70.
Meet Dark Dark Dark, the best band in the world (for now).
Composers take up a great deal more shelf space than authors.
Highlights of a festival that explores the relationship between music and technology.
The dos and don'ts of talking at gigs.
James MacMillan's latest chamber opera is difficult to pin down.
“Becoming a Bob Dylan fan made me a writer," says Greil Marcus, introducing an anthology that charts the uneasy progress of his dual vocations.
After a holiday, I'm ready to fall in love with music again. Listen here to what I've found.
An afternoon tuned in to Britain's greatest nostalgia station.
These attempts to shake up the opera world fail.
Tom Ravenscroft tries to find the perfect songs to soundtrack a jog.
The former X-Ray Spex singer has died aged 53.
I appear to have been made DJ to the Royal Wedding. What shall I play?
Jarvis Cocker on how the election of New Labour ushered in a long hangover.
Peter Brook once complained of his “deep hatred" for what he described as the "motionlessness" of opera.
Tracing the utopian visions conjured by folk in the 20th century.
Drunk pirates or sombre storytellers? Listen here to Australia's most enchanting new band.
Free album for download; and more African guitar pop.
A thrilling production of Monteverdi's Ulysses by a first-time director.