• New opera – Oliver Rudland's Pincher Martin

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  • Denis Matsuev headlines LSO’s Artist Portrait series

    Denis Matsuev headlines LSO’s Artist Portrait series

  • Introducing the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony

    Introducing the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony

  • How Beethoven’s symphonies changed the world

    How Beethoven’s symphonies changed the world

Features

Introducing the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony

Introducing the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony

Michael McManus witnesses the birth of a radical new work for wildlife and orchestra

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic

The BBC Proms is a global music festival, but do all orchestras now sound the same?

With 10 international orchestras making their debuts at the Proms this year, Geoffrey Norris wonders what it is that gives an orchestra its national identity

Session report – Lawrence Power plays both violin and viola on his new Arthur Benjamin album

The viola player swaps instruments to tackle Arthur Benjamin's chamber music for Hyperion

Session report – Oramo records Nørgård's symphonies in Vienna

Richard Whitehouse looks on as the Vienna Philharmonic step out of their comfort zone with Nørgård's First and Eighth symphonies

Blogs

Tavener and Salonen: reaching new audiences in unexpected ways

Gramophone's editor introduces the August issue of the magazine

Why write symphonies?

'I would like to think we might now be in a phase when composers no longer seek merely to impress with complexity'

The chaos and joy of John Cage's Musicircus

Taking part in Musicircus at Aldeburgh was a bewildering musical experience

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