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.
London Gypsy Orchestra builds cultural bridges in wake of Dale Farm evictions.
Records are more fun when you can see them.
British audiences tend to be suspicious about “High Art”. Yet the winner of the New Statesman’s Musi
Listen here to the BBC 6 Music DJ's favourite new tracks, from Kenyan guitar pop to singer songwrite
A group of women in hijabs sat on the front row of a talk I was giving in Amman on the cultural identity of a nation. They were the Jordanian Women's Music Association.
Bob Dylan's muse and the memory of young love.
Well, no you didn't – but the star of last night's Brit awards
A tribute to the forgotten venues that helped shape black British culture.
Save yourself from pap pop with accordions and violins.
The xx, winners of the Mercury Prize 2010, have invented an urban sound at once intimate and familia