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Four essential recordings of Gounod's Faust

Four essential recordings of Gounod's Faust

Gounod’s Faust has proved one of the most popular takes on the soul-selling legend. We’ve trawled through the recorded versions to find the best…

Five essential works by Elgar

Five essential works by Elgar

We choose the best pieces by the legendary figure of English music

The best recordings of Rimsky-Korsakov

The best recordings of Rimsky-Korsakov

We round up some of the greatest examples of the works of the Russian composer on disc

Six of the best… works by Lili Boulanger

Six of the best… works by Lili Boulanger

A look back on some of the finest works by the French composing pioneer

Six of the best: operas about Roman leaders

Six of the best: operas about Roman leaders

We mark the Ides of March with a look at six operas based on ancient Roman rulers

Five facts about composer Georg Philipp Telemann

Five facts about composer Georg Philipp Telemann

Here are five facts about the Baroque composer whose music is at last starting to make something of a comeback

Five of the best sea shanties

Five of the best sea shanties

This month sees the release of Fisherman’s Friends, a film about shanty-singing Cornish fishermen. To celebrate, we’ve chosen the greatest songs to sing by the sea.

The best recordings of Mahler's Symphony No. 5

The best recordings of Mahler's Symphony No. 5

We name the greatest recordings of Mahler’s legendary Fifth Symphony

The best recordings of Holst's The Planets

The best recordings of Holst's The Planets

As we celebrate the centenary year of the completion of The Planets, we bring you the best recordings of each movement of the suite 

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 1

A guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 1

We explore the great composer's First Symphony and what makes it so special

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