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 Announcement, The Presto Music Story

We're delighted to share a short video-documentary about the company's origins and development, commissioned to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of Presto's Leamington shop and the twentieth anniversary of the website.

 Obituary, Edita Gruberová (1946-2021)

The Slovak-born coloratura soprano, who excelled as Strauss's Zerbinetta and Mozart's Queen of the Night, has died aged 74.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - Awards Issue 2021

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Michael Spyres's Baritenor (which sees the versatile American singer tackling roles as diverse as Donizetti's Tonio and Verdi's Conte di Luna) as Recording of the Month.

 Presto Music Classical Podcast, Episode 23: Wilhelm Furtwängler with Rob Cowan & David Hurwitz

Rob Cowan and David Hurwitz join Paul to discuss the merits of Warner's recent 55 disc boxset devoted to the recordings of the iconic German conductor, Wilhelm Furtwängler.

 Recording of the Week, Marin Alsop conducts Leonard Bernstein's Candide

Marin Alsop conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a new recording of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta based on Voltaire's satirical novella, in a performance that is full of dry wit, absurd humour, and stirring optimism.

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