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Katherine introduces this month's Choices, with Daniil Trifonov's Silver Age striking gold as Recording of the Month...
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for December, with Mark Simpson's Geysir and Mozart's Gran Partita on Orchid Classics in first place...
Schoenberg's masterpiece is framed by works for voice and orchestra (also on the theme of 'transfigured night') by Franz Lehár, Oskar Fried, and Erich Korngold.
The Welsh bass-baritone talks to Katherine about recording the Songs of Travel with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, in orchestrations by the composer and his assistant Roy Douglas.
A short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who died during 2020.
Richard Bonynge's complete ballet recordings on Decca, Mozart operas from Sir Charles Mackerras, and a comprehensive anthology of harp concertos on Brilliant Classics.
The Israeli violinist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, who founded a pioneering festival in the South of France and collaborated with musicians ranging from Jascha Heifetz to The Rolling Stones, has died aged 98.
Recordings from the Emerson Quartet, Paavo Järvi and Paul Wee feature among the editorial team's individual picks of the year.
Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious intolerance gets a rare outing under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, plus French piano duets from Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, Beethoven from René Jacobs, and Josquin from Stile Antico.
The Estonian conductor talks to Katherine about falling in love with the music of Franz Schmidt, and how Leonard Bernstein reignited his passion for the Tchaikovsky symphonies.
In the fifth instalment of our new series, Paul revisits some favourite recordings by the English violinist as she prepares to hang up her bow for good...
Emőke Baráth and Delphine Galou head a small-but-perfectly-formed cast in Vivaldi’s pasticcio from the early 1730s, which also features arias by Galeazzi, Pescetti, Hasse, Porpora, Fiorè and Vinci.
A selection of our best-selling titles from autumn and winter, from artists including the late Mariss Jansons, Herbert Blomstedt, Christian Thielemann, and the Choir of King's College Cambridge.
The composer talks to David about her recently-released EP of three choral works, recorded with the Choir of King's College Cambridge under the late Stephen Cleobury.
The violinist talks about his new recording of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, and discusses some of the influences on himself as a musician.
In the final Podcast of 2020 Paul and American writer, YouTuber and hilarious classical commentator David Hurwitz exchange music from each other's nations that has made an impact on them.
Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by a tribute to the late Sir John Tavener from Steven Isserlis and friends on Hyperion.
The French triumvirate pays early tribute to the centenary of the composer's death with lucid, affectionate accounts of the Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1, and Piano Trio No. 2.
Beethoven from Emmanuel Pahud, Daniel Barenboim and friends, Gombert masses from Beauty Farm, ‘Songs of Comfort and Joy’ from Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott, and two Mosolov world premiere recordings.
The winners revealed - ten fantastic recordings which really stood out from the crowd for us over the past twelve months...