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Festive albums from artists including Masaaki Suzuki, Rolando Villazón, Daniel Behle, The Sixteen, Apollo’s Fire, and the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
Our top picks for fans of chamber music - including selected recordings, box sets, books and sheet music.
Books and recordings for lovers of medieval, Renaissance and baroque music.
A selection of recordings and books to introduce children of all ages to the delights of classical music.
From 2018's best new recordings and box sets, to informative books, insightful interviews and beautiful sheet music, we select our top gifts for piano players and piano lovers alike.
In our next gift guide we recommend new box sets, books and sheet music exploring popular composers as well as those further off the beaten track.
In the first of our festive gift guides, we've selected some perfect presents for the opera-lover in your life: from the latest recordings to the best books about opera.
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.