Montserrat Caballé

Caballé is best know for bringing Bellini back into fashion, and making the world remember the point of him, by showing that all you had to do was sing it right.

Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson appeared on my horizon first of all as a person, then as a singer. 

Leontyne Price

Now 80, Leontyne Price was the outstanding lyric-dramatic US soprano of her generation, with a uniquely recognisable timbre. 

Victoria De Los Angeles

Victoria de los Angeles’s classic recordings capture the essence of great singing and remain among the most profoundly affecting in the repertoire.

Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland proved just how agile a big soprano voice could be, reviving many bel canto works over a four-decade career.

Maria Callas

The Greek soprano Maria Callas was by far the most famous and controversial operatic artist of her time, a singing actress with a unique intensity, often employed in neglected repertoire.

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess finally comes into its own

Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos

Barenboim performs sublime Mozart from the keyboard

Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos

Barenboim conjures up sublime Mozart from the keyboard

Chopin: Sonata No. 3 etc

Martha Argerich in fiery Chopin

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