sat 24/08/2019

Reviews

Edinburgh International Festival 2019: JARV IS

Miranda Heggie

 

Edinburgh International Festival 2019: Bach's Multiple Concertos/ Manon Lescaut reviews - dancing harpsichords, perfect Puccini

David Nice

Puccini's and Abbé Prévost's glitter-seduced Manon Lescaut might have been inclined to linger longer in the salon of dirty old man Geronte if he'd served her up not his own madrigals but Bach's music for various harpsichords and ensemble.

Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse review - fraught...

Tom Birchenough

You can’t fail to feel the ghosts in Appropriate: they are there in the very timbers of the ancient Southern plantation house that is the setting for...

Prom 46: Kanneh-Mason, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla...

Bernard Hughes

Let us never tire of singing the praises of the Proms, nor ever take them for granted. For two months concerts, many of which would be the highlight...

Edinburgh International Festival 2019: Breaking...

David Nice

Love him or hate him, Lars von Trier has time and again made the unpalatable and the improbable real and shatteringly moving in a succession of great...

Bauhaus 100, BBC Four review - a well-made film about the makers

Sebastian Scotney

A fascinating centenary tale of God-like architects and punks

Eels, Hammersmith Apollo review – dark, swampy and endlessly entertertaining

Ellie Porter

Mark Oliver Everett thrills with eclectic covers and rich pickings from his back catalogue

Heartbreak Holiday, BBC One review - can it match up to Love Island?

Markie Robson-Scott

Ten strangers and their not so achy-breaky hearts

Prom 44: Finley, LSO & Chorus, Orfeó Català, Rattle review - lurid inter-war triptych

David Nice

Less could sometimes have been more in blockbusters by Varèse and Walton

Pain and Glory review - masterful meditation on age and art

Nick Hasted

Almodovar and Banderas reflect on fading glories

The Doctor, Almeida Theatre review - Robert Icke's long goodbye

Aleks Sierz

Juliet Stevenson is brilliant in an ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging

Train Your Baby Like A Dog, Channel 4 review - an animal behaviourist tackles tantrums

Markie Robson-Scott

Who's a good boy then? Children are just like dogs - or are they?

Prom 43: Haefliger, BBCSO & Chorus, Oramo review – the frisson of the new

Jessica Duchen

Two exciting premieres and a valuable old chestnut in an uplifting evening

The Day Mountbatten Died, BBC Two review - the IRA's audacious strike at the heart of the British Establishment

Liz Thomson

Everyone remembers Lord Mountbatten’s death but a score of other people died on that sunny August day

Prom 41: Ghindin, LPO, Jurowski review - perfect sound in a Russian spectacular

David Nice

An unwieldy early piano concerto is the curious pachyderm in a rainbow parade

Edinburgh International Festival 2019: MacMillan birthday concerts - searing world premiere

Christopher Lambton

Triumphant new choral symphony for our rudderless times

Niall Griffiths: Broken Ghost review - Welsh visions of hope and loss

Boyd Tonkin

Mysticism, grunge and satire meet in the enchanted hills

Edinburgh International Festival 2019: Eugene Onegin, Komische Oper review - no-holds-barred romanticism

Miranda Heggie

Stunning singing in a luxuriant and lovely production

Reissue CDs Weekly: Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head

Kieron Tyler

Roxy Music man’s overlooked first solo album is a winner

Foo Fighters, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow - communal singalongs and career highlights

Lisa-Marie Ferla

A muddy bucket list show from one of the biggest bands in the world

Prom 40: Hough, OAE, Fischer review - pretty royal things

David Nice

Queen Victoria's piano and Prince Albert's amateur songs give variable pleasure

Pram, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham review - a fine hometown return for the psychedelic oddballs

Guy Oddy

A Theremin-powered weird-out from South Birmingham’s resident psychedelicists

Transit review - existential nightmares for a German refugee

Saskia Baron

Christian Petzold eschews the conventions of Holocaust drama to create an edgy, unnerving thriller

Edinburgh International Festival 2019: Lawrence Brownlee, Iain Burnside - enthralling song duo

Miranda Heggie

A multitude of musical moods from tender Schumann to racy Ginastera

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 reviews: The Red/ Gone Full Havisham

Veronica Lee

More from the world's biggest and best arts festival

Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood review – Tarantino’s mellowest film yet

Demetrios Matheou

Leo and Brad are an engaging double act as actor and stuntman facing the end of an era

Prom 39: Morison, BBCNOW, Chan review - a night of inspiring firsts

Jessica Duchen

The young Scottish mezzo-soprano shines in a vivid Errollyn Wallen premiere

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 reviews: Alun Cochrane/ Sarah Keyworth/ Glenn Moore/ Sophie Duker

Veronica Lee

More from the world's biggest and best arts festival

Josienne Clarke, Green Note review - world-class melancholia hits its mark

Tim Cumming

Stripped to the bone: the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner returns

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