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six of the best
After 10 years, rule-breaking risks becoming gentrification for London indie label
Teenage Spanish prodigy makes London debut, ready for the giant footsteps
An anniversary concert that was more froth than champagne
Richard Tognetti of the Australian Chamber Orchestra on premiering a new work by Jonny Greenwood
Plenty to treasure in the prizewinning young Russian pianist's colossal programme
The former harpist who became the connoisseur's soprano of choice for Baroque and early music
Tributes to the conductor, scholar and gentleman from musicians who worked with him
This Artist Spotlight opens with a bel canto bang
Kristin Scott Thomas continues her sensational partnership with Ian Rickson, as Sophocles’ grief-stricken heroine
Alan Bennett's 'spy' plays about Burgess and Blunt continue to be relevant
Comedy by Pulitzer-Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck is enjoyable, but not thought-provoking
Poor art and pretentious art, with lashings of art gobbledygook - not a vintage year
More than blue and white porcelain emerged from the 300-year dynasty
Conductor Jonathan Nott's world-class team is only one reason for visiting Germany's jewel
MacMillan's moral maze still fascinates in its 40th year
New works show all-male company on top form
Older performers show dance is not just a young person's game