Culture
29 January 1999
Film music is an awkward envelope in which to stuff a huge stretch of modern composition. But so many of the century's...
Culture
22 January 1999
A momentous occasion at the Barbican this weekend: a duo concert by the pianist Cecil Taylor and the drummer Max Roach...
Culture
15 January 1999
John Cale, a formidably huge man, has always seemed too large for rock music, but it's been his medium of choice and it...
Music and Performance
08 January 1999
Life is too short for the compact disc. It was often hard enough to get through an LP, with its 40 minutes of playing...
Culture
01 January 1999
Guitarists have always attracted hero-worship, and it has helped the best of them survive what would otherwise be the...
Culture
18 December 1998
Britain feels saturated with music, but there is precious little left of national origin and tradition. If there was...
Culture
11 December 1998
Singers aren't what they used to be. Now they are Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, aggressive multimedia stars whose...
Culture
04 December 1998
As a child I would sometimes gaze at a particularly weighty dictionary or encyclopaedia and wonder at how anyone could...
Culture
27 November 1998
Folk-singing has been off the popular agenda for so long that it seemed ready to go as underground as original rave...
Culture
20 November 1998
Miles Davis was the most prolific of record-makers, but most know him for three touchstone albums: Sketches of Spain,...
Culture
13 November 1998
For someone who once seemed inescapable, Bruce Springsteen has had a peculiarly quiet time of it in the 1990s. It's a...

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