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Renowned conductor and pianist retires, aged 82
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We dive into the legendary composer's Second Symphony
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The best discs by the Scottish violinist to add to your collection

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  • The best recording of Handel’s Samson yet

    ‘John Butt’s deep grasp of Handel’s rhetoric and of large scale structure turns the work’s patchwork quality into a virtue’

    Recording of the Month
  • Lucas Blondeel and Le Concert d'Anvers express freedom and originality in Haydn

    ‘Performance of all three works are lively and compelling, and the recording is first-rate’

    Orchestral
  • Emmanuel Pahud shines in glorious selection of flute concertos

    ‘The Munich Radio Orchestra handles the extremities in dynamics and textures well'

    Concerto
  • Emerging countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński wows in Baroque arias

    ‘The disc is a masterpiece of sleuthing and programming’

    Opera
  • Claire Booth and Christopher Glynn's stunning Grieg recital

    ‘Claire Booth and Christopher Glynn build a three-parter that makes this a very special Grieg recital.’

    Choral & Song
  • Kit Downes's latest album brings us jazz – but not as we know it

    'Downes stays at the centre of the music and, while sax player Tom Challenger is never far away, the other players move in and out of orbit'

    Jazz
  • Trio Khnopff give Weinberg the recognition he deserves

    'Trio Khnopff are enterprising, placing the Piano Trio next to other compositions Weinberg wrote following the end of the Second World War, rather than the obvious coupling with Shostakovich’s Second Piano Trio- completed a year before his'

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  • La Nuova Musica set the bar in Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice

    ‘This is directorship at its most alert, and aiding Bates is an optimal cast’

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