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Sebastian Scotney

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Kopatchinskaja, BBCSSO, Volkov, BBC Proms Review - the spirit of the dance in Bartók

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Album: Patricia Barber - Clique

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Album: Härtel Trübsbach - Great Again

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Album: Julian Lage – Squint

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Il turco in Italia, Glyndebourne review – who knew 1950s neorealism could be such fun?

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Album: Martial Solal - Coming Yesterday

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Wilderness review – 'what comes after besotted?'

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Will Page: Tarzan Economics - a 'rockonomist' writes

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Album: Bheki Mseleku - Beyond The Stars

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10 Questions for Vocalist-Lyricist Georgia Mancio

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Urioste, Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place online review - superb musicianship in compelling close-up

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Jackie Kay: Bessie Smith review – vivid writing about the Empress of the Blues

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10 Questions for Musician and Broadcaster Cerys Matthews

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Albums of the Year 2020: Marius Neset – Tributes

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Album: Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman at Christmas

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Fatma Said, Joseph Middleton, Wigmore Hall review - song recital heaven

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