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Classical music, Opera and musical theatre reviews, podcasts, live appear..
Gramophone has already singled out this young man as one to watch and from the shaping of his solo entrance in the Tchaikovsky alone there ..read more
This is one of those discs which commands respect (this conductor is pretty much always a safe investment) without setting the world on ..read more
A treasure, to be sure. Four years before Bruno Walter’s celebrated, indeed classic, Vienna recording (1952) with Kathleen Ferrier, the ..read more
After so many years of concert-going – including a time when writing for The Guardian and The Independent newspapers that I was ..read more
The shocking pink packaging says it all. If Offenbach had a colour then this might be it. Then there’s the quirky illustration of ..read more
As a new year and a new decade beckon we continue to live in uncertain times for print journalism. The digital world has opened up new and ..read more
Rather as he did for his controversial (and somewhat disappointing) account of Das Lied von Der Erde Adam Fischer offers a kind of ..read more
It’s the symphony that might or might not have recalibrated Shostakovich’s future and it’s still one of the trickiest to pull off in ..read more
One of these days a Mariss Jansons recording will arrive that will confound my expectations. This, alas, is not it. You can tell at once ..read more
If you’re watching the calories, stop reading now. This evocative collection of Viennese sweetmeats, of wine, women, song and ..read more

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