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Not just a mere rock star but spiritual guru, peace campaigner, political icon, thorn in the flesh of Richard Nixon and the CIA, and ultimately martyr. John Lennon, who would have...
If one definition of Shakespeare’s problem plays is that they can’t easily be categorised in the canon, being neither tragedy nor comedy, than that issue is swept aside by this...
Fashions in art and music come and go in less time than it takes to read a Buzzfeed list. So there was something uncannily satisfying about star pianist Alan Broadbent’s admission...
If nothing else, Stephen Sondheim’s best-known work will put you off pies; it will put you off barbers; and it may in the end put you off Sondheim. Popular though it seems to be...
The rule doesn’t always hold good, but in a television drama a fairly reliable kitemark of quality is when the opening credits list the cast and you’ve heard of them. The title...
How many tuba concertos are there? How many pieces are there where the guys from the heavy battalion can really shine as soloists? Well, possibly, here is one: this was the world...
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Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar lead stellar cast into the murky criminal past
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A not-so-Swinging Sixties in Joan Littlewood’s comedic yet fiercely political critique of so-called progress
Outstanding documentary on ice hockey and politics charts changing mood of Russia
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Mature, entrancing collection of new songs from increasingly assured transatlantic partnership
Robin Haggart premieres a repertoire rarity with Andrew Manze and RLPO
Massed Liverpool musicians climb Richard Strauss's mountain with aplomb
Passionate Bartók, but misplaced bravura in Beethoven and Haydn
Sondheim as opera fails to stay the distance
Brushed up Shakespeare in a sizzling new production
Lise Lindstrom steals the show as a sensual Strauss anti-heroine in concert
So much drama and emotion - an exhibition that pulses with life
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Where does freedom lie? Beautiful films that suggest ways to escape the humdrum life
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Balanchine and Cunningham get the Trocks treatment in second London bill
Petipa remains the style guru as the boys en pointe keep it classical