• Gallery: Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014

  • Photo gallery: Gramophone Awards 2014

  • Gramophone Awards 2014 - all the winners revealed!

    Gramophone Awards 2014 - all the winners revealed!

  • 'Brahms - The Symphonies' is Recording of the Year 2014!

  • Beethoven's Symphony No 1, introduced by Sir Roger Norrington

    Beethoven's Symphony No 1, introduced by Sir Roger Norrington

Features

Beethoven's Symphony No 1, introduced by Sir Roger Norrington

Beethoven's Symphony No 1, introduced by Sir Roger Norrington

Over the next nine weeks, nine of the world's leading Beethoven conductors will each explore a Beethoven symphony. We begin with Sir Roger Norrington on Symphony No 1...

Sebastian Knauer: ‘If you really want to understand Mozart, you need to come to Augsburg’

Musical delights in Mozart’s ‘third city’ of Augsburg

The Mozart@Augsburg festival, which started in 2012, offers rich programmes performed by fine musicians in venues linked to Mozart himself, writes David Threasher

Gramophone Editor’s Choice recordings – September 2014

Gramophone Editor’s Choice recordings – September 2014

Read the reviews and stream this month's Editor's Choice recordings

HRT AirStreamer makes the wireless link between computer and hi-fi

HRT AirStreamer makes the wireless link between computer and hi-fi

High-quality two-part system is perfect for streaming music services and computer-stored music

Blogs

The break-up of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra is telling of policy makers' values

What are the values that our politicians appreciate and how clever are their actions in the long run? Asks Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä, the DNCO's Concertmaster

The BBC remains as committed as ever to new music

The BBC's Commissioning Editor, Arts and Music, Greg Sanderson, responds to criticism of the Proms television broadcasts

Why BBC TV is wrong to ghettoize the music of our time

The Artistic Director of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group speaks out

Scottish composers and the referendum – nationalism and patriotism do not necessarily go hand in hand

A composer may display patriotic pride in their music but may also be sceptical about present secessionist claims

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