Latest News: Classical, Favourites
On the composer's 100th birthday, Chris recommends some favourite recordings of his key works across all genres, from the ever-popular West Side Story to comparative rarities like Trouble in Tahiti and the song-cycles.
Katherine celebrates the great German mezzo's ninetieth birthday by picking out ten favourite recordings from her long and varied career.
Ten of our favourite new festive recordings, from early music collections to traditional carols.
Presto's founder Maurice Millward chooses his favourite recordings.
David picks some of the best recordings of the works of the Norwegian Romantic nationalist, Edvard Grieg.
James explores the music of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns and chooses some of his favourite recordings.
Katherine explores beyond the Barcarolle and the Can-Can to uncover some neglected gems…
David picks out some of the finest recordings of Belgian organist-composer César Franck.
James selects some of his favourite audio and video recordings of the music of Richard Wagner from amongst the many outstanding available accounts.
This week it's David's turn to attempt the impossible - whittling down the huge and distinguished choral discography of JS Bach and picking out the very best.
Katherine attempts to whittle her list of favourite Verdi recordings into double figures…
James attempts the Herculean task of choosing his favourite recordings of orchestral and choral works by Ludwig van Beethoven.
David picks out some recordings of the works of Rachmaninov, perhaps the greatest composer for the piano of the Twentieth Century.
David compiles a playlist to go with the tatties and neeps…
Katherine looks at the recorded legacy of the French composer.
James selects some of his favourite recordings of the music of the quintessentially American composer, Aaron Copland.
David picks out some recordings of the German Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn.
Katherine trawls through her collection and makes some difficult decisions…
James chooses his favourite recordings of the music of Korngold, best known for his Violin Concerto as well as numerous operas and film scores.
As Christmas draws near, David takes a look at music written for the season of Advent.