From the Brontës to brontosaurus, we are indulging a perilous obsession with the past
Forget Russell Brand – the real rebel on Radio 2 is the man who championed skiffle.
There is something deeply satisfying about delving into a journal.
As five women set their sights on the Mercury Prize,
Jude Rogers, one of the judges, celebrates th
A new collaboration between scientists and the Nash Ensemble hopes to shed light on how our brains r
Hip-hop that looks beyond the ’hood is back
Rick Jones joins composers from around the world
to celebrate Haydn’s legacy – and see his two skul
M Nahadr, singer, on jazz, R’n’B and being an albino
Fifteen years ago, a teenage Jude Rogers was enchanted by a new pop sound and a new politics, both o
The best art, theatre, comedy, music and dance at this year's festival
The tale of the tape
The riveting intensity of Stravinky's farewell tour
This recording for Nonesuch captures the restlessness of the young Mozart
Thirty years on, Michael Hodges remembers one of Britain’s best-loved and boldest record labels
Criticised by both right and left, the Proms are nonetheless an annual institution that stays true t
Michael Jackson’s genius lay in transmuting black pop music into a global form. His tragedy was that
In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister – and a rap record was a hit for the first time. Ma
Nige Tassell on the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a band of brothers with eyes on the people
When the music streaming service Last.fm was sold to CBS in 2007, its geekish founders became poster
The alt-rock veterans’ new album shows them to be curators rather than innovators
The story of Island is a Caribbean story, a minute fragment of a huge picture that sketches black life over centuries. C L R James, the historian, takes us back to the very beginning of Caribbean song.
Island Records, which turns 50 this year, helped shape the modern music business.
The legendary singer, who performs at this month's Meltdown, talks about the convictions that drive