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The New York Times

The Guardian

Hallé/Elder review – Elder’s measured passion unleashes Mahler’s magic

Royal Northern Sinfonia/Włoszczowska review – lacklustre start for new venue

Red Note Ensemble; Ensemble Musikfabrik review – manic intensity and the altar of flow

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

Fallon Sherrock: the most talked-about player in darts

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 Trio – review

Paint Me A Rainbow – Emma Rawicz profile

Things Will Be Different From Now On – Sean Gibbs profile

Alex Hitchcock – interview and review

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

The story of Sofia Gubaidulina, the composer who created music for God in the atheist USSR

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