Don Everly’s death officially marks the day the music died

The drummer of the Rolling Stones — a man of rare class, wit and distinction — has died at the age of 80

Women’s rights are far more precarious than we have been led to believe

A large proportion of the English drive themselves mad with a baroque cocktail of fury, snobbery and self-hatred over Gilbert and Sullivan

This is a recording that encapsulates the other, older side of Europe

The end of the Sparks brothers’ career matches the intensity and originality of its beginning

The first duty of a conductor is to imagine a world without noise

Knowing Rage Against the Machine are political doesn’t overcome my determination to enjoy them anyway

Robert Thicknesse on the woes of modern, British opera

It is a strange world we live in when a musician’s personal politics leads to as much uproar as Winston Marshall’s case has