January 2012

January 2012

The 50 greatest recordings of all time – as voted for by the world's finest critics. Plus, James Naughtie talks to soprano Angela Gheorghiu

The 50 Greatest Recordings of all time
We asked our reviewers to name the discs that every collection must have. Read their verdict in the January issue of BBC Music Magazine

Répétiteurs revealed
They're the unsung heroes of the opera world, but just what do they do? Edward Gardner and colleagues explain all to Rebecca Franks

Dmitri Shostakovich
Was he really a political animal, or just a canny survivor? Pauline Fairclough looks at the evidence

Strauss's Don Quixote
Terry Williams scatters sheep and tilts at windmills as he chooses the best recordings

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