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James listens to a captivating account of three orchestral works by Debussy from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles, performed on authentic instruments.
The winners revealed - ten fantastic recordings which really stood out from the crowd for us over the past twelve months, plus the results of our new special category awards...
Naive’s Vivaldi Edition continues in style with Il Giustino, the Quatuor Ébène’s former viola-player conducts some exhilarating Mozart, and Gottfried von der Goltz supersizes Corelli.
The Chairman of Albion Records talks to David about a new album recorded by the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, devoted entirely to Christmas works by Vaughan Williams and featuring a number of world-première recordings.
Festive albums from artists including Masaaki Suzuki, Rolando Villazón, Daniel Behle, The Sixteen, Apollo’s Fire, and the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
An eclectic mix of titles, including Nielsen from Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wagner from Bruno Walter, and Bach from Hille Perl.
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for November, with Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna's Mahler Six in first place...
Schumann from Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber, Beethoven from Maxim Emelyanychev and the Nizhny Novgorod Soloists, and Elgar from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé.
David enjoys a retrospective recording from the choir of King's College, looking back on a century of festive music-making and forward to a new era.
Verdi from Fabio Biondi (yes, really!), Berlioz from Michael Tilson Thomas and the late Sir Colin Davis, and Debussy centenary tributes from pianists Javier Perianes and Roger Muraro.
In advance of the final verdicts next Friday, we reveal the shortlists for our six new special awards - including Rising Star, Conductor of the Year, and two separate categories of world premiere recordings.
Includes new releases from the Chiaroscuro Quartet, Nemanja Radulović, Marina Rebeka and Nikolaj Znaider, plus two vintage re-issues from the Salzburg Festival.
Our top picks for fans of chamber music - including selected recordings, box sets, books and sheet music.
Trailblazing percussionist Colin Currie talks to David about his recent duo recording with trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger.
Nearly twenty years after her landmark album devoted to the operas of the 'Red Priest', the Italian mezzo is as dazzling as ever in arias from works including Orlando furioso, Il Giustino and Ottone in Villa.
Highlights from Porpora’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel from Sabine Devieilhe and Léa Desandre, Debussy and Ravel from Joseph Moog, and the final instalment of Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver’s Beethoven Violin Sonatas.
The first meeting of the Presto Awards committee is over, and it's time to reveal the 100 recordings which have most impressed our editorial team this year...
Jaap van Zweden’s Ring Cycle with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colin Davis’s complete recordings of Berlioz with the London Symphony Orchestra, and collections celebrating Carlos Kleiber, Henryk Szeryng, Riccardo Chailly and Claudio Abbado.
Books and recordings for lovers of medieval, Renaissance and baroque music.
Chris introduces the winners of this year's Awards, revealed at a ceremony last night in Paris.