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Articles By Sebastian Scotney

Album: Shabaka - Perceive its Beauty, Acknowledge its Grace

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Album: Norah Jones - Visions

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Albums of the Year 2023: Bokanté - History

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Jansen, Ridout, Blendulf, Kozhukhin, Wigmore Hall review - Brahms in excelsis

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Album: Samara Joy - A Joyful Holiday

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2023 round-up review - vital sparks crossing and uniting generations

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The Creation, Choirs of King's College & New College Oxford, Philharmonia, Hyde, King's College Chapel, Cambridge - sublime setting for mundane performance

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Schiff, Höbarth, Coin, Wigmore Hall review - Schubert minus transcendence

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theartsdesk at Salzburg Jazz & the City Festival - perfection in free venues

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Lies We Tell review - fear and gaslighting in 1860s Ireland

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Album: Joshua Redman - Where Are We

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Album: Yussef Dayes - Black Classical Music

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Apocalypse Clown review - going out with a laugh

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Prom 39: Schiff, Elbert, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer 3 review - jaw-dropping standards of orchestral playing

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Prom 4: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Kuusisto review - Pekka Kuusisto's charisma shrinks the Royal Albert Hall

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Album: Bokanté - History

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Alex Garland’s fourth movie as writer/director is a chilling glimpse of an...

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The Teachers’ Lounge should really have been translated into English as The Staffroom, but that’s a minor gripe. Focussing on a...

Album: Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me

For the past almost two years, Maggie Rogers has taken an unexpectedly special place in my heart and musical tastes. Upon reviewing her previous...

Aci by the River, London Handel Festival, Trinity Buoy Wharf...

“Site-specific” performance locations rarely come more atmospheric, or evocative, than this one. Beyond the East India Dock basin, with the...

Daphnis et Chloé, Tenebrae, LSO, Pappano, Barbican review -...

Antonio Pappano fervently believes that talking about music is a vital part of his communicative art, and nobody does it better. Given that the...