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Mike Scott’s raggle taggle gypsies reunited at the Liverpool Phil
Jazz at the Philharmonic: the sound of America
Arild Andersen Quintet: pan-European jazz stars
Reisjeger/Fraanje/Sylla: classicism, African rhythms and jazz improvisation
A Mozart Celebration at St Martin in the Fields: the silence between
Rokia Traore’s rock roots in Manchester
The Rest Is Noise: Britten and Shostakovitch cornered
The Sixteen in Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral: music that raises the hairs on the back of your neck
Shostakovich’s 13th at the Phil: a monument for Babi Yar
Dylan’s Another Self Portrait: why did he throw it all away?
The Christians in Sefton Park: ‘blue up in the sky, a song of hope’
Songs of freedom, tears of rage
Roadrunner: a love song for a road, for music and the modern world
‘Springsteen and I’: the inseparable bond between artist and audience
Bartok, Beethoven and Pärt
Steve Earle: redemption songs
The Rite of Spring at Liverpool Phil: an electrifying ‘riot of delight’
Thea Gilmore with strings: mainstream or lightning?
The Soldier’s Tale: ‘No-one can have it all’
Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri at the Barbican: songs of faith, songs of hope
Thatcher? Tramp the dirt down.
Charles Lloyd at 75: still travelling
33 Revolutions: Dorian Lynskey’s homage to songs of protest
Bach and Vivaldi Concertos at St Martin in the Fields