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Latest News: Classical, BBC Music Magazine Choices

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - July 2022 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by the 'greatest recording' of Handel's 1708 oratorio La Resurrezione from Harry Bicket and The English Concert on Linn.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - June 2022 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a 'mesmerising' debut recording of Lassus, Beethoven, Adès & Dowland from the Castalian String Quartet on Delphian.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - May 2022 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by young Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä's 'electrifying and revelatory' Sibelius cycle with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra on Decca.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - April 2022 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces next month's selection, headed by Elisabeth Leonskaja's complete Mozart piano sonatas on Warner...

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - March 2022 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces next month's selection, headed by Jennifer Kloetzel and Robert Koenig's set of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano on Avie...

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - February 2022 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces next month's selection, headed by French pianist Alexandre Kantorow's 'absorbing interpretation' of Brahms's Piano Sonata No. 3 on BIS...

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - January 2022 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a 'joyful feast' of Korngold's chamber music from the Eusebius Quartet and pianist Alasdair Beatson on SOMM.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - Christmas 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Handel's Unsung Heroes from La Nuova Musica, David Bates and assorted vocal and instrumental soloists in pride of place...

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - December 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with 'intimate, incredibly sophisticated' accounts of Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale (offered in three languages) from Isabelle Faust and friends in pride of place as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - November 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Francesca Dego's 'cherishable' accounts of Mozart violin concertos with Roger Norrington and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - October 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Sean Shibe's Camino (our best-selling title for August) as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - September 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by 'near-definitive' accounts of the Beethoven Piano Concertos from Krystian Zimerman, Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - August 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with French pianist Lise de la Salle's 'invitation to the dance' on Naive as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - July 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Harry Bicket's 'definitive' Rodelinda on Linn (starring Lucy Crowe and Iestyn Davies) as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - June 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Sir Antonio Pappano's 'absolutely magnificent' accounts of Vaughan Williams's Fourth and Sixth Symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - May 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by an 'outstanding recording' of Beethoven's Triple Concerto from the Freiburger Barockorchester and Pablo Heras-Casado with soloists Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Alexander Melnikov.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - April 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a powerful recital of songs by Black composers from baritone Will Liverman and pianist Paul Sánchez on Cedille.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - March 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with a 'sexy, sparkling' account of John Eccles's Semele from the Academy of Ancient Music and Julian Perkins in pride of place.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - February 2021 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a 'beautifully conceived' programme of medieval and contemporary choral music from Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier on Naxos.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - January 2021 Choices

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine introduces this month's Choices, with Daniil Trifonov's Silver Age striking gold as Recording of the Month...