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Sebastian Scotney

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Miklós Perényi, Dénes Várjon, Wigmore Hall review – Beethoven in wonderfully safe hands

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Bill Frisell's Harmony, Cadogan Hall review – superb Americana

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Prom 71: Dunedin Consort, Butt review – Bach to the drawing-board please

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

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Prom 30: The Warner Brothers Story, John Wilson Orchestra review – orchestral riches

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Nile Rodgers and Chic, Royal Festival Hall review – great band, shame about the sound

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Prom 17: Shaham, Bavarian RSO, Nézet-Séguin review – a Montrealer brings “l’fun”

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Josh Ritter, Union Chapel review - strong songs and a boyish smile

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Django Bates Belovèd Trio, Evan Parker, Wigmore Hall review – a one-off or a premiere?

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theartsdesk at the Montreal International Jazz Festival - fabulous at 40

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Milton Nascimento, Barbican review – besotted audience hails frail legend

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Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez, Ronnie Scott's review - Cuban wizards of piano and percussion

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The Bartered Bride, Garsington Opera review – musical glories, dramatic questions

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Michael Bublé, O2 Review – an entertainer second to none

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Mélanie De Biasio, QEH review – six years after 'No Deal'

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Mariah Carey, Royal Albert Hall review – fervent worshippers in Mariah-heaven

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The Report review - searing political drama

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My friend, let’s call her Kit, is having a rubbish time. Kat (that’s me) is too. If life’s got a flavour, it’s a shade darker than 99% cocoa. Kit...

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Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?, Jewish Museum London r...

For a loved one to die by suicide provokes both pain and hurt. Pain, because they are gone. Hurt, because it can feel like an indictment or a...

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Channel 4’s The Accident closed with a bang and a...

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Theatre can touch thousands of lives. But can it compete with the success of a bestselling book? First published in 1988, mountaineer Joe Simpson'...