BEETHOVEN: The 50 greatest recordings

Complete with the original Gramophone reviews of 50 of the finest Beethoven recordings available https://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/the-50-greatest-beethoven-recordings?utm_content=The%2050%20greatest%20Beethoven%20recordings&utm_campaign=Gramophone%20Newsletter%20-%2014MAR17%20%28Subs%29&utm_source=Gramophone&utm_medium=adestra_email&utm_term=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gramophone.co.uk%2Ffeature%2Fthe-50-greatest-beethoven-recordings

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Herbert Blomstedt: The interview

Michael White (Gramophone magazine) writes: Like popes, conductors tend to carry on until they drop; and although Herbert Blomstedt insists that’s as far as comparisons go, he does happen to share with the current incumbent of the Holy See an 85th birthday this year – which (very like the pontiff) he’s facing in robust health, […]

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TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 1. The Tempest

Victoria, Monteverdi, Carter, Boulez and a great deal in between: Pablo Heras-Casado is one of those conductors, not common in any generation, who dine further afield than the meat-and-potatoes repertoire offered by most of his colleagues. The work he does has its place and time. A sense of place in the Winter Daydreams Symphony – […]

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RAVEL: Antar; Shéhérazade CD review – a perfumed foray into Arabic legend and an intriguing curiosity

  Andrew Clements writes: In 1910, Ravel was commissioned by Paris’s Théâtre de l’Odéon to provide the incidental music for a new play by the Lebanese writer Chekri Ganem. It was based on The Romance of Antar, a 12th-century Arabic epic about the exploits of the pre-Islamic poet and knight Antarah ibn Shaddad, and the […]

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