Arts & Books

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

Tim Dowley has managed to fit the entire history of Christian music into just 300 pages

The early modern Puritans belonged to a world, and a worldview, that we find hard to grasp, says Jonathan Wright

The shrine church of St Edward became a mausoleum for secular saints and was filled with incongruous artworks

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