Amaiya Thompson

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Fiddling with the facts

As the expert told Tommy Cooper, when he brought him an oil painting and an old violin, “What you’ve got there is a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made lousy violins.” But until today we had thought that a Stradivarius stood out for …

Haim interview: 'Don't call us a girl band'

They work hard and most definitely play hard. And who can blame them? After six years in the shadows, the Californian sister act Haim is loving life in the spotlight<p>On BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show, the DJ and host Nick Grimshaw is talking approvingly of the most recent visitors to the station’s …

How to spot a Stradivarius - Challenge your musical ear

As the Ashmolean in Oxford opens its Stradivarius exhibition, the Telegraph arranged for a young musician to play the fabled Serdet - an original Stradivarius from 1666, her own 18th century instrument and a £39.99 violin from Tesco.<p>But are you able to choose which is the more illustrious, based …

Kurt Cobain 'had nowhere to go musically' when he died

Kurt Cobain, who died 20 years ago, is rock's James Dean, says Neil McCormick<p>Twenty years ago, the body of <b>Kurt Cobain</b> was discovered, dead by his own hand in a brutal act of self-destruction, immediately launching Nirvana’s tortured leader into the pantheon of rock’s most iconic and tragic stars. …

Classical music, funny? Surely you're joking...

Ivan Hewett explains how classical music often contains more wit and humour than we give it credit for<p>Can <b>classical music</b> be funny? Anyone venturing into an orchestral concert for the first time is likely to say – you bet it can. Take those antiquated clothes for a start, which make a concert look …