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19/07/2019
The BBC Music Magazine team sifts through the archives to find the best First Nights in history
Composers and their dogs - David Lyttleton
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19/07/2019
We reveal the canine companions behind classical music's greatest composers
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18/07/2019
History’s finest interpreters of the Russian composer’s landmark symphonies
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17/07/2019
We explore what influenced Williams's Symphony No. 9
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16/07/2019
'Rarely is pianistic virtuosity put to the service of such refined artistry'
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16/07/2019
A very happy 60th birthday to composer James MacMillan! Here's a playlist to celebrate...
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15/07/2019
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the greatest new recordings each week
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14/07/2019
First performed on the Thames in front of a royal audience, the Water Music proved...

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  • Stunning performances of Weinberg symphonies

    'Few discs released during the Weinberg centenary year are likely to make more waves for the composer than this.'

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  • Jiří Bělohlávek’s reappraisal of Suk has a fairytale ending

    'The Czech players enter into the fray with sophisticated abandon'

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  • Fabulous Fabiano delivers a sizzling selection of arias

    'Tenor Michael Fabiano is at his best in those great Verdian oaths of vengeance'

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  • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
    Putting the drama back into Mozart’s D minor

    'Jean-Efflam Bavouzet makes the music irresistibly sensuous'

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  • Sandrine Piau
    French discoveries reveal unexpected treasures

    'This is utterly adorable from start to finish'

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  • Christophe Rousset takes Frescobaldi in his stride

    'The late 16th-century harpsichord honours Frescobaldi’s sound'

    Instrumental
  • Character strings

    'Fine guitar and bass in close-up from Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan'

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  • A rich selection of piano and vocal pieces by the Schumanns

    'Listeners who know Dichterliebe intimately, and think they know the Schumanns pretty well, will discover many fresh delights'

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