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Six of the best: versions of ‘Summertime’

Six of the best: versions of ‘Summertime’

Neil McKim selects six of the finest recordings of Gershwin's most famous song

11 important Shostakovich quotes

11 important Shostakovich quotes

‘Play it so that flies drop dead in mid-air, and the audience start leaving the hall from sheer boredom.’

Andrzej Panufnik at 100

Andrzej Panufnik at 100

Our guide to the composer’s distinctive musical style

15 Composers who loved their food

15 Composers who loved their food

The weird and extreme eating habits of classical music’s geniuses

Six of the best: web-inspired music projects

Six of the best: web-inspired music projects

How the internet has changed classical music

9 incredible portraits of concert pianists

9 incredible portraits of concert pianists

Alfred Brendel and Benjamin Grosvenor among the pianists featured

Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom

The British trumpeter introduces her new album and upcoming tour

15 penniless composers

15 penniless composers

Which composers all too often felt the pinch?

15 badly behaved composers

15 badly behaved composers

Which classical composers wreaked the most havoc in their time?

Alessio Bax

Alessio Bax

The Italian pianist on recording some of Beethoven's best known works

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