fri 23/10/2020

Books

Jenny Hval: Girls Against God review - a sticky dance through space and time

A surreal witches' flight through southern Norway

10 Questions for Poet and Critic Rebecca Tamás

On 'Strangers' and the urgent interconnectedness of the human and non-human

Daniel Saldaña Paris: Ramifications review – chaos reigns in contemporary Mexico

Revolutionary fervour sends ruptures through a nuclear family

latest in today

Album: Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You

As he cruises into the autumn of his life, 71 year-old Bruce Springsteen, The Boss, as he's generally known, revisits territory that will sound...

Adam Kay, Apollo Theatre review - former medic tells tales f...

What a pleasure it was to step inside a West End theatre again, and what a different experience it was – temperature checks at the door, a one-way...

Allan Clayton, Stephanie Wake-Edwards, James Baillieu, Wigmo...

Last seen gurning and camping his way across the Royal Opera House stage in absurdist musical fantasy...

Album: Melody Gardot - Sunset in the Blue

What a pick-me-up this album is. Released as the days darken, literally and metaphorically, it’s a real joy – a transport of delight to dappled...

Jenny Hval: Girls Against God review - a sticky dance throug...

Jenny Hval’s Girls Against God covers every angsty young woman’s favourite subjects....

Album: Songhoy Blues - Optimisme

It’s not hard to understand why so many people in the UK really don’t like...

Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You, Apple TV+ review - h...

Towards the end of this new documentary, an account of...

London Symphony Orchestra, Hasan, LSO St Luke's review...

Big orchestras to serve the late romantic masterpieces and contemporary blockbusters still aren’t the order of the Covid-era day, even in streamed...

classical

Allan Clayton, Stephanie Wake-Edwards, James Baillieu, Wigmore Hall review - consummate musicality and technique

John Donne's poetry was the connecting thread through a soberly beautiful recital

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, Sode, Chineke! Orchestra, Edusei, RFH review - protest, passion and joy

The new, the rediscovered and the familiar rub (distanced) shoulders

London Symphony Orchestra, Hasan, LSO St Luke's review - dances great and small

Miniature Strauss followed by a big orchestra for works by Hannah Kendall and Bartók

opera

4/4, Royal Opera review – desire, loss and lunacy in four surprising acts

Allan Clayton and Richard Jones are kings of bedlam, but the rest has high style too

First Person: tenor Nicky Spence on working with Blackheath locals on screen Stravinsky

'The Rake's Progress' distilled and introduced by its star and community opera patron

Fidelio, Garsington Opera review - heart of darkness, light-filled liberation

Fine singers equalled by Philharmonia soloists in revelatory chamber-music Beethoven