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 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...

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - Christmas 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by a tribute to the late Sir John Tavener from Steven Isserlis and friends on Hyperion.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - December 2020 Choices

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine introduces this month's selection, with Diana Damrau's triptych of Donizetti's Tudor Queens on Erato as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - November 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Hervé Niquet's recording of Lully's Armide (featuring a 'career-defining performance' from Véronique Gens in the title-role) at the top of the tree.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - October 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Sergei Babayan's 'utterly compelling' Rachmaninov recital on Deutsche Grammophon as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - September 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the Cleveland Orchestra’s eclectic celebration of their centenary (featuring two world premieres commissioned for the occasion) as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - August 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's survey of piano works by Beethoven's contemporaries Hummel, Dussek, Clementi and Wölfl as Recording of the Month.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - July 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Alina Ibragimova's 'supernaturally fine-tuned' accounts of Shostakovich's Violin Concertos with Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov' on Hyperion in pride of place.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - June 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Víkingur Ólafsson's best-selling Rameau and Debussy recital on Deutsche Grammophon.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - May 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by violinist Jack Liebeck's 'stellar Brahms and expressive Schoenberg' concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Gourlay on Orchid Classics.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - April 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Volume Two of Italian pianist Federico Colli's exuberant Scarlatti series on Chandos, described by Michael Church as 'a riveting hour' of 'wonderful pianism'.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - March 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, including Shostakovich from the late Mariss Jansons, Prokofiev from Steven Osborne, and Tchaikovsky from the Rolston String Quartet.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - February 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, including Bach from Angela Hewitt, Tchaikovsky from Peter Donohoe, and Strauss from Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

 BBC Music Magazine Choices, BBC Music Magazine - January 2020 Choices

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this issue's selection, headed by 'the best Samson ever' from John Butt and Dunedin Consort on Linn.