VIVALDI: Bassoon Concertos Vol 3 – review Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), L’aura Soave Cremona (Naive)

Nicholas Kenyon writes as follows: “There are zillions of violin concertos by Vivaldi, but it’s a surprise to find so many for the bassoon, at that time a relatively undeveloped instrument. Possibly written for a court player, or for an undiscovered virtuoso girl at the Pietà, the reason for them remains a mystery. The five […]

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MARIA CALLAS: Box-set of remastered live recordings

The live recordings from 1949 to 1964 are being reissued to mark 40 years since Callas’s death. The 40th anniversary of Maria Callas’s death in Paris will be marked by the release of a new 42-disc box-set from Warner Classics called ‘Maria Callas Live: Remastered Live Recordings 1949-1964’. The box-set will be released on September […]

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Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano Concerto No. 2

Said a viewer: “How does one even begin to create such expression, such melody, depth and sincerity through every note? It’s just perfection. Yet we fail to create a tenth of this with a plethora of technological “advancements”… It makes me think that if you want to create a masterpiece, you’re far better off being […]

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KYUNG WHA CHUNG: The complete interview

Kyung Wha Chung recently joined Gramophone’s Editor-in-Chief James Jolly for a live-streamed conversation. We now present the full, fascinating discussion On Monday evening we broadcast a live-streamed conversation with one of the great violinists of our time, Kyung Wha Chung, on Facebook. It proved to be exceptionally popular, and now you can enjoy the entire […]

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SCHUBERT: His life and work

  An essential guide to the greatest Schubert recordings, featuring 50 original Gramophone reviews, and a landmark series of three articles (‘The complete guide to Franz Schubert’), appearing online for the first time, which explore every aspect of Schubert’s extraordinary output and much more besides! Please click HERE to view  

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BACH: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Violin Concertos

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FdNlhZAYBE “Antonio Vivaldi and Johann ebastian Bach were simply the best violinist to have ever graced this earth true masters of their craft. .. it is a privilege to hear such beauty ! Thank you for posting this.  What a wonderful and thorough recording of all of the concerti. Both in the recording and […]

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We asked our readers, ‘what classical recording are you most proud to own?’ These are the fascinating results…

We know that we have a passionate and knowledgeable community of readers and followers on Facebook and Twitter, but even so we were delighted with the response we received last week when we asked the question ‘what classical recording are you most proud to own?’ Listed below are the most popular responses we received. Would […]

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SHOSTAKOVICH: Nicola Benedetti plays his Violin Concerto No 1 (complete performance)

Benedetti is the soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony and Thomas Søndergård Now this video is completely captivating. Published by the Gothenburg Symphony today, here is Nicola Benedetti performing Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto with an deeply introspective intensity and quite stunning virtuosity. You won’t be able to stop watching once you start – so make sure […]

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Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms Mvmt III = 48/80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPNrvzdn3qI “Released by Decca records, this is Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Symphony of Psalms Movement III = 48-80, composed by Igor Stravinsky. This piece was composed in 1930 and was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There are no names for the movements other than what the […]

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MOZART. LSO Wind Ensemble play ‘Gran Partita’

Mozart’s Serenade No 10 for Winds, ‘Gran Partita’, third movement, Adagio For many, the third movement of Mozart’s ‘Gran Partita’ Serenade will be forever associated with the film Amadeus, in which the rival composer Salieri is confronted by the full force of the simple genius of Mozart’s music. The London Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Ensemble released […]

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