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The Guardian

BBC Phil/Schwarz review – Coult’s bewitching Pleasure Garden goes back to nature

The Patience of Trees review – nature cries out from a concert cocoon

Savitri/At the Boar’s Head review – Holst rarities double-bill offers mixed blessings

Hallé/Berglund review – exhilaration and energy from an orchestra back in business

The Face

Documenting the world’s most endangered McDonald’s

Always Sunny in Wrexham? Here’s how the club’s fans feel about its celeb takeover

Pitch perfect: the mighty power of the FIFA soundtrack


The Son Shines – Luca Manning profile

True Northern Industry – Jacky Naylor profile

Low End Theories – Daisy George profile

Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble – profile and review

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat – profile and review

Lauren Kinsella – review

Paint Me A Rainbow – Emma Rawicz profile

The Calvert Journal

In search of the essential: the life and music of Hungarian composer György Kurtág

Your guide to Tigran Hamasyan: the Armenian musician at the cutting edge of contemporary jazz

Igor Stravinsky: where to start with his music

Dragostea Din Tei – catching up with O-Zone

VAN Magazine

A Piano Down a Mine – essay

I Know, But: “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis”

Seeing Past the Pastoral in Ralph Vaughan Williams

Digging – An Interview with Cassie Kinoshi

Romantic Comedy – An interview with Kieran Hodgson


‘Dead time’ and the broken world of work

South Africa’s jazz upstarts are imagining a new nation

The Big Issue

Without support, freelance musicians will continue falling into hardship

Making a great fanfare about the return of brass bands


Arlo Parks Talks Debut Album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams,’ Winning Over Billie Eilish & Phoebe Bridgers

Meet Nubya Garcia: The Rising Star Taking The London Jazz Scene By Storm Talks Debut Album ‘Source’


A Love Letter to Live Music

Behind Durham’s Enduring Mining Tradition

Music Teacher Magazine

Improving bandwidth – National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

Strategic priority leaves a sickly but all-too-familiar taste in the mouth

The Telegraph

Will Britain’s brass-band tradition be another victim of Covid?

Private Eye

Moving target – SBTi and greenwashing


A Guide to Newcastle’s Improvisational Scene