Oxford Baroque / Summerly @ Kings Place, London

Oxford Baroque / Summerly @ Kings Place, London, Jeremy Summerly It is always a delight to hear J S Bach’s brilliant trumpets-and-glory Magnificat, and especially so in its original 1723 E-flat version from Bach’s first Christmas at Leipzig, containing the four seasonal interpolations – little...

London Gigs: 12-18 December 2016

London Gigs: 12-18 December 2016, Cate Le Bon plays at Islington Assembly Hall this week Gigs Of The Week It’s that time of year when seasonal gig goers – and performers – dust down their old band t-shirts and head into town. This week sees...

Parsifal @ Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

Parsifal @ Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, Four years after Pierre Audi’s staging of Wagner’s enigmatic, final opera was first seen at the Dutch National Opera, it returned this week to an ecstatic reception which, a few minor quibbles aside, was wholly justified. Given the quasi-religious...

In Search Of Lou Bega

In Search Of… is a new series on Pigeons & Planes. We talk to yesterday’s stars about their past, present, and future.​ “Mambo No. 5” is one of those songs you couldn’t escape when it came out, the “Call Me Maybe” of 1999. Lou Bega...