Elizabeth Bouman reviews a quintet's impressive performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Distant Light. Renee Fleming (soprano). Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Decca CD
Wondered what happened to Evermore’s Jon Hume?
Philadelphia singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter follows 2014’s soul-searching HEAL with a fifth album that continues his line in brutal honesty.
The third album from Danish songstress Agnes Obel sees her broaden her musical palette, moving beyond the stark intimacy of her previous releases towards bolder aural territory.
Irish singer-songwriter Mundy and world music outfit ALDOC are bringing their New Zealand tour to the city.
Auckland indie pop outfit Dictaphone Blues is wrapping up "summer" with a seven-show national tour this month.
Pregnant singer Beyonce pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival, citing doctor's orders.
Pop pioneer David Bowie has been posthumously given the "British male solo artist" award at this year's BRITs, announced by Noel Gallagher.
Leaving their guitars behind to instead be accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra has the Modern Maori Quartet excited about the possibilities. Rebecca Fox finds out how the collaboration has come...
Christchurch asked and The Boss delivered. Bruce Springsteen rocked and rolled his way into the hearts of locals in a brilliant performance alongside his E Street Band.
Raised in a Mormon household in California, at one time a nanny for Tom Waits, Jesca Hoop might be best known for her collaboration with Sam Beam (Iron and Wine), yet this fourth solo album work...
Since their debut album in 2001, Elbow is one of those bands that it’s easy to dive in and out of, confident in the knowledge that it will very seldom disappoint and very often be brilliant.
Hot on the heels of a much-lauded mixtape (2016’s soulful A Seat at The Table + One), and buoyed by A-grade cheerleaders, including Nas and Andre 3000, comes the debut LP from North Carolina native...
Concerti. Michael Houstoun with the Rodger Fox Big Band. Rattle CD
Delicate and intricate indie-folk music outfit Grawlixes has released a new single and video ahead of the release of its debut album in July. Penelope Esplin and Robin Cederman, also half of Dunedin...
With its 50th celebrations over, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra is starting afresh in new premises with a new season of events. Rebecca Fox finds out what it has planned for audiences this year.
Adele has swept the Grammy Awards, taking home statuettes for the top prizes - album, record and song of the year - in a shock, history-making victory over Beyonce.
Prince's early music has been made available on all streaming services almost a year after his death, and record label Warner Bros will release two albums of his new music in June.
Zephyr: Music for Winds. New Zealand Wind Quintets. Atoll CD.