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Sebastian Scotney

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They Might Be Giants, Barbican review - genuine, authentic humour

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican Hall review - a mixed bag of British composers

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Prom 39, West Side Story, Wilson review - best heard on the radio

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Proms 29 / 30, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Dausgaard review - Bach Brandenburgs and beyond

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Paul Simon, BST Hyde Park review - still sprightly after 76 years

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Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Steve Winwood, BST Hyde Park review - the Clapton faithful in their droves

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Falstaff, Garsington Opera review - Sir John under pressure

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Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne review - no weak link

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Robert Gordon: Memphis Rent Party review - a fast-moving Mississippi anthology

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Matthias Goerne, Seong-Jin Cho, Wigmore Hall review - slow and slower Strauss

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Gregory Porter, Royal Albert Hall review - impressive first night for the Nat King Cole & Me tour

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Dialogues des Carmélites, Guildhall School review - calm and humane drama of faith

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Joyce DiDonato and Brentano Quartet, Wigmore Hall - not enough variety

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Jaron Lanier: Dawn of the New Everything review - pioneer of virtual reality tells his story

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Jools Holland and José Feliciano, Royal Albert Hall review - giving the audience what they expect

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An Evening with Pat Metheny, Barbican - sheer joy under the Missouri sky

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