sat 25/06/2022

book reviews and features

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George Fu, St Martin-in-the-Fields review - high intellect a...

Semi-standing ovation at a lunchtime concert in a London church? Predictable, perhaps, from the first recital I heard George Xiaoyuan Fu give at...

Mieko Kawakami: All the Lovers in the Night review - the raw...

Mieko Kawakami is the champion of the loner. Since achieving immense success in the UK with her translated works, she has become an indie fiction...

Album: James Vincent McMorrow - The Less I Knew

An artist with a myriad of strings to his bow – gifted wordsmith, multi-instrumentalist, captivating...

Elvis review - Austin Butler shines in patchy biopic

Strictly Ballroom aside, I’ve never been entirely persuaded by...

First person: Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov on perform...

A fortnight ago I performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Aurora Orchestra, joining them and their Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon in...

The Big Hit review - prisoners play 'Godot'

High culture...low life. Emmanuel Courcol’s film The Big Hit (Un Triomphe in France) is a 105-minute experiment in what...

Hughes, Manchester Collective, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester...

Manchester Collective were back on home ground last night in the tour of a programme featuring the first performances of a new song cycle by...

Album: Regina Spektor - Home, before and after

When did life become so theoretical? In the penultimate track of her new album, Home, before and after, Regina Spektor plays the role of...

Blk Jks, Moth Club review - Johannesburg’s art-rockers are m...

Figuratively, “Tselane” is Blk Jks’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Both songs begin quietly and move through passages of turbulence suggesting an...

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