Ali Cavanaugh’s figurative art has deep spiritual roots, discovers Deal Hudson

Bent with age now, he still sweeps the air with long arms like a man waving a flag

The Renaissance master sits uneasily with a modern artist, says Daisy Dunn

In his first solo recording, Gowers takes on Messiaen’s epic – and it would be hard to ask for more

Several private houses host concerts to rival the greater venues

The Gesualdo Six are helping a great choral tradition be seen afresh

Deal Hudson on the shattering effect of movies that defy our expectations