The Secret to Classical Music: It’s Just Music – writes Benjamin F Carlson

Even if you have eclectic tastes, if you’re under 30, chances are good you listen to little or no classical music. This isn’t an admonition; it’s a fact, and one you’ve probably heard before in an admonishing tone. For decades, classical music has been in lugubrious decline. This trend has become a grave concern for […]

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CLAUDIO ABBADO: A celebration

This week on the Gramophone website we are celebrating the career and recordings of the great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado. Among the highlights of Abbado Week are two different guides his finest recordings, a comprehensive overview of Abbado’s career and heartfelt tribute from Gramophone’s Editor-in-Chief James Jolly, and a classic interview with Abbado drawn from […]

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Frederick Delius: Discography

“Delius has featured in the record catalogues since the 1920s and over the years a vast legacy of recorded music has accumulated, including many incomparable – and definitive – performances. Unfortunately the majority of those discs are currently unavailable as nowadays most record companies tend to keep even new issues in their catalogues for a […]

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Christian Gerhaher: Schumann the song composer

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Roman Rabinovich: the piano sonatas of Haydn

Roman Rabinovich – born in Uzbekistan and raised in Israel, and an alumnus of both Juilliard and Curtis – has started a Haydn piano sonata cycle for First Hand Records. The first volume has been warmly received and Rabinovich is gaining a reputation for his Haydn, so a Wigmore Hall recital provided a good opportunity […]

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Watch: From Peer Gynt – Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Gardner

A live performance from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with soprano Ann-Helen Moen The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra have Edvard Grieg’s music in their blood (the composer was the orchestra’s artistic director from 1880-82) and the wonderful performance of highlights from his Peer Gynt below simply bursts with energy. The concert is …. Please click HERE to […]

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MOZART: Piano Concertos Performed by Jan Lisiecki

  Anthony Tommasini writes ….. Jan Lisiecki, pianist; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Zacharias. Deutsche Grammophon B0016888-02; CD. The pianist Jan Lisiecki, born in Canada to Polish parents, was 16 when he made this debut recording for Deutsche Grammophon and 17 when he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in December. […]

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