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Celebrated Bolshoi theatre contralto dies aged 85
The pick of the week's classical music programmes for 15 to 21 February 2010
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Listen to a clip from the First Piano Quintet here
Why doesn't the largest city in the South West have a professional symphony orchestra, asks Rebecca Franks
English organist who championed Messiaen and Maxwell Davies dies, aged 86
Visit the station that provided the backdrop for David Lean's ever-popular romantic film, which was accompanied by Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto
Listen to a clip from their five-star recording here
Performing all of Chopin's works is no small undertaking, says the distinguished Cypriot pianist Martino Tirimo, as he embarks on a celebratory series at Kings Place, London
Legendary British jazz performer, composer and bandleader dies, aged 82
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