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Diana Damrau
The German soprano tells Rebecca Franks how she is celebrating the festive season with a new recording that recalls the Christmas music of her Bavarian childhood

‘Tis the season to be jolly
What is the perfect recording to get oneself in the mood for Christmas? Ten of our writers tell us their favourites

Sound of the falls
Jessica Duchen explores how Romantic composers were inspired by the peaks and waterfalls of the Swiss Alps

Early learning
Nicholas Kenyon looks at the history of early music TV and radio programmes over the BBC’s 100 years on air

Andrew Nethsingha
About to take over as organist and master of choristers at Westminster Abbey, the conductor reflects on 15 years at St John’s College, Cambridge with Paul Riley

Composer of the Month
The choral brilliance of John Rutter, by Clare Stevens

Building a Library
Paul Riley on the top versions of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur

Music that Changed Me
Author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth