This week: explore the greatest symphonies with Gramophone

Gramophone Mon 9th January 2017

All this week on the Gramophone website, we offer our guide to the landmark symphonies

This week on the Gramophone website we will be exploring the greatest symphonies and the composers who wrote them. Among the highlights this week, leading conductors offer their own personal insights into the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Mahler, we speak to Ottavio Dantone about recording Haydn's symphonies for Decca's new complete box-set (click here to enter a competition to win the box-set), plus there's our 'Symphony' playlist on Spotify, and we offer comprehensive guides to the best recordings of Brahms's Third Symphony, Beethoven's Eroica and Shostakovich's Symphony No 10. More definitive features will be appearing throughout this week on the Gramophone website.

 

Mahler's symphonies: by the world's leading conductors

Unique insights into Mahler's 10 symphonies from the likes of Simon Rattle, Riccardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev and Michael Tilson Thomas...

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Rediscovering Haydn's symphonies, period style

Ottavio Dantone’s recording Haydn’s Symphonies Nos 79 and 81 is further evidence that, on period instruments especially, Haydn sounds fiercely original, writes Richard Wigmore...

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Beethoven's symphonies – the complete guide

The symphonies explored by nine leading conductors: Norrington, Zinman, Jansons, Vänskä, Gardiner, Iván Fischer, Tilson Thomas, Paavo Järvi and Chailly...

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Top 10 symphonies

A beginner's guide to some of the finest recordings of key symphonies, from Mozart to Shostakovich. For those seeking to build a classical collection, these 10 symphonies are an ideal place to start...

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Brahms Symphony No 3: which recording is best?

Richard Osborne surveys the finest recordings of the Third Symphony, from Stokowski to Mariss Jansons...

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A guide to the best recordings of Beethoven's Symphony No 3, 'Eroica'

How have conductors met the challenge of the Eroica during the work’s 90-year-long recorded history?...

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The best recordings of Shostakovich's Symphony No 10

Love it or hate it, the work has attracted countless interpreters – from both the East and the West. David Gutman relishes these aural riches...

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Competition: win the complete Haydn symphonies box-set from Decca Classics

The first complete Haydn symphony-cycle on period instruments, on 35 discs, is yours to win!...

Enter the competition

 

Symphony playlist on Spotify

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