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Five review wonderfully clever improvisation from Kirk Knuffke and Jesse Stacken

(SteepleChase)It's difficult to imagine two jazz composers more unalike than Bill Evans and Carla Bley one soft and delicate, the other all hard outlines and sharp angles. But these two musicians manage to get inside half a dozen pieces by each with equa

Malevich review an intensely moving retrospective

Tate Modern, LondonRussian artist Kazimir Malevich blazed a trail through modern art with nothing more than shape and colour. Then came StalinKazimir Malevich: revolutionary of Russian art in picturesKazimir Malevich painted his revolutionary Red Square o

Kazimir Malevich: revolutionary of Russian art in pictures

A century on, the geometric brilliance of Malevich's art still looks new at Tate ModernLaura Cumming reviews Malevich at Tate Modern Continue reading...

Hansel and Gretel review the woods are alive in the Dukes' annual alfresco show

Williamson Park, LancasterHilltop, woodland and lake are the perfect setting for Zosia Ward's vivid retelling of multiple fairytalesHansel and Gretel may get top billing at the Dukes' annual outdoor production, but they are not alone. Threaded through the

From Scotland With Love review King Creosote's unsentimental history

If you've spent recent weeks gagging on cloying sports montage music, here's an uplifting alternative.

'We wrote it for Alan': Pet Shop Boys take their Turing opera to the Proms

At this week's Proms, the pop trailblazers will celebrate Alan Turing, the computer pioneer and Enigma codebreaker persecuted for his homosexuality.

Premiere of Joe Orton's 'lost' first play tells bitter tale of early years on council estate

Play Fred and Madge will have its first profession staging later this summer and is said to be based on the playwright's parents.

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez review

This ambitious story about Hispanic tenants in a run-down apartment building is lit by sharp observations, but it's a pity none of the characters sounds remotely SpanishThe unknown Americans of Cristina Henríquez's novel are Hispanic tenants of a run-dow

Why Der Rosenkavalier reveals the real (and racy) Richard Strauss

With its comic intrigues and double cross-dressing, as well as its longing for a vanished world, this is Strauss's most successful and satisfying opera.

Why Der Rosenkavalier reveals the real (and racy) Richard Strauss

With its comic intrigues and double cross-dressing, as well as its longing for a vanished world, this is Strauss's most successful and satisfying opera.