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Chuck Berry' celebrated at tribute concert as he hints at a comeback at 86

1672 days ago
Guardian MusicRock hall of fame opens new exhibition on the music pioneer, who says he has six new songs he wants to releaseStill rockin' at 86, music legend Chuck Berry promised a comeback Saturday with six new songs, some written 16 years ago."And as soon as I c... more info

German composer Hans Werner Henze dies age 86

1673 days ago
Guardian MusicThe death of German composer Hans Werner Henze has been announced today.Schott Music said that Henze, 86, died on Saturday in Dresden; the cause of death has not been disclosed, but Henze's health has been frail since suffering from a serious illness... more info

M Ward Drops Out of Chuck Berry Concert Due to Illness

1678 days ago
Music News NetMUSIC NEWS- As a result of an unamed illness, M. Ward has announced that he's cancelling his upcoming appearance at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame series show, Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry that's... more info

Padmore/Kashkashian/De Guise-Langlois/Biss – review

1678 days ago
Guardian MusicWigmore Hall, LondonJonathan Biss's two-concert residency at the Wigmore Hall centred on Schumann. This short series was not just a routine presentation of familiar pieces, though, but an attempt to place Schumann in a wider historical context. For ... more info

Angela Hewitt – review

1679 days ago
Guardian MusicSt George's BristolAngela Hewitt's recording of all Bach's keyboard works was a labour of love. But having completed it, she was taken to task by some for not including Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), his epic exploration of the possibilities ... more info

Alina Ibragimova: 'The more I feel, the more I can express'

1682 days ago
Guardian MusicThe violinist Alina Ibragimova doesn't do things the easy way. As a result, her playing possesses both terrifying rawness and electrifying energyThere are some performers who don't so much interpret music as become it, as if it possesses them so com... more info

Monteverdi Choir/ORR/Gardiner – review

1682 days ago
Guardian MusicBarbican, LondonFor the second time this year, the Barbican has heard a wondrous performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis conducted by a giant of the 20th-century performance-practice revolution. But that is where the similarity ends. Six months ago... more info

Beethoven: The Symphonies – review

1683 days ago
Guardian MusicOrchestra of the Eighteenth Century/Brggen(Glossa, five CDs)Frans Brggen and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the period-instrument band he founded in 1981, used to be regular visitors to Britain. They've not given a concert here for some ... more info

The Lumineers' diverse influences

1685 days ago
ContactMusicThe Lumineers are influenced by Beethoven and Guns N' Roses.The US alt-folk band have an eclectic set of influences, and their sound is a mix of... more info

Cuarteto Casals; Beethovenfest Bonn 2012 – review

1687 days ago
Guardian MusicWigmore Hall, London; various venues, BonnIf you read a history of the string quartet – not admittedly a common pastime, and there are few good ones anyway – you find Schubert dismissed until the masterpieces of his brief maturity, especially the... more info

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