Rebecca Franks is reviews editor of BBC Music Magazine.
Cape Town Opera's production is vivid and energetic, says Rebecca Franks
JS Bach, Piazzolla and chatty introductions made for a heartwarming concert
Sir John Eliot Gardiner's choir turns to 'English polyphony in dangerous times'
Andris Nelsons conducted an impactful performance of this pacifist masterpiece
Which composers all too often felt the pinch?
Rebecca Franks enjoys the penultimate Prom of 2014
The fun and frolics of the famous Last Night
Sir Andrew Davis's new recording is hot off the press
Original score of the famous Rondo alla turca Sonata found
Snapshots from the Italian city where Monteverdi was born and Stradivari created his legendary violins