Javier Perianes(Harmonia Mundi)Javier Perianes previous solo discs for Harmonia Mundi have a broad range, from the 18th-century piano sonatas of Blasco de Nebra to Manuel de Falla. This more mainstream collection of Mendelssohn centres on the Songs Withou
Tate LiverpoolThe first major Andy Warhol exhibition in the north of England recreates the world of the Factory and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable and Warhol is revealed in all his compassion and searing insight Continue reading...
(EMI)Most observers assumed the story of Pink Floyd had ended nine years ago, on the Live 8 stage in Hyde Park, with an awkward group hug that at least one band member had to be visibly coerced into joining. It was a perfectly Pink Floydish way to end Pin
In his first book for adults, the childrens author demonstrates a Pratchettian vigour and inventionLike his creator, Philip Murdstone is a prize-winning childrens writer who lives in rural Devon. Lets assume thats where the similarities end, for Philip is
This is an exuberant look at love and life in an absurd and godless universeIt cannot be an easy thing to write a comic novel about the death of God. Still, the German novelist Daniel Kehlmann may just have pulled it off. F is the protagonist of a book wi
If you have a UK-produced CD or LP from what many regard as the golden era of pop, there is a strong possibility that the sleeve notes were written by the music journalist Chris White, who has died of a rare liver ailment, aged 61.
Even after the intense scrutiny of every facet of Britten’s music that was generated by last year’s centenary, works that have gone unheard for more than half a century are still being prised out of the Aldeburgh archives.