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Gwyneth Paltrow rocks a chic and swish sailor look in a stripy top and culottes as she hits the stage at 2016 Cannes Lions 

10 days ago
The Daily MailHitting the stage at the Debussy Theatre, held on the Cote d'Azur, the 43-year-old actress showcased her swish summer style, teaming a stripy top with a pair of cream culottes. more info

How to make Britten fly: soprano Sarah Tynan on fusing Les Illuminations with circus

23 days ago
Guardian MusicFlying was never in Tynan’s skill set. But she couldn’t resist the challenges – or the surreal logic – of staging Britten’s Les Illuminations for one singer and nine acrobats “I’ve been asked to do some pretty crazy things in the past,... more info

Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe Operas review – an unfinished double bill heard at last

24 days ago
Guardian MusicDazeley/Villanueva/Hartinger/Fan/Dries/Göttinger SO/Mueller(Pan Classics, two CDs)Debussy did not complete any operas after the first performance of Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902. In the wake of that premiere, though, he made plans for no less than... more info

Oedipe; 4.48 Psychosis; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Il barbiere di Siviglia – review

34 days ago
Guardian MusicRoyal Opera House; Lyric Hammersmith, London; Glyndebourne, East SussexA superb cast ignites Enescu’s neglected 1936 epic in its UK premiere. And Philip Venables makes Sarah Kane’s final work singThe opening bars of Oedipe, questing and visionary... more info

Franck: Piano Quintet, Debussy: String Quartet CD review – a game of two halves

41 days ago
Guardian MusicTakács Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin (piano) (Hyperion)Of all the music César Franck wrote, four works made his name: the Symphonic Variations, the Violin Sonata, the Symphony in D minor and this Piano Quintet. The quintet (1879) shares that same b... more info

Pierre Boulez: Young Composer and Conductor CD review – hallmark clarity and precision

44 days ago
Guardian MusicMenuhin/Concertgebouw/Domaine Musical/BBCSO/Boulez(Praga)Pierre Boulez’s recording career began in earnest in the mid-1960s, when he signed a contract with Columbia (now Sony Classical). But he had been making records for some years before that, es... more info

Dennis Lee: Debussy Piano Works Vol 1 review – confidence and clarity

55 days ago
Guardian Music(ICSM)The Malaysian pianist Dennis Lee’s recording of works by Szymanowski for Hyperion won high praise for his handling of the music’s complex sonorities, and again, this time in Debussy, it is the clarity of Lee’s playing that first strikes t... more info

The poetry and music of Henri Dutilleux in five key works

66 days ago
Guardian MusicAhead of Saturday’s BBCSO Total Immersion festival, conductor Pascal Rophé picks five pieces that reveal Dutilleux’s magical and unique soundworldThis weekend, the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion festival is dedicated to Henri Dutille... more info

Speaking the same language – with song

66 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Curragh of Kildare to Last Boat Leaving … Irish singer and actor Camille O’Sullivan on a concert to mark the Easter Rising centenary that taps the rich musical connection between England and IrelandI was born in London and raised in Ireland,... more info

LPO/Jurowski/Perianes review – wit, colour and fire

72 days ago
Guardian MusicRoyal Festival Hall, LondonIn a programme exploring the influence of the exotic, pianist Javier Perianes shone in Saint-Saëns, Jurowksi and the PO brought drama and poise to works by Dukas, Debussy and HoneggerVladimir Jurowski’s programme with th... more info

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