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Inside Bartók's Solo Violin Sonata
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Inside Bartók's Solo Violin Sonata

Rob Cowan talks to violinist James Ehnes about the demands of Bartók’s Solo Violin Sonata

Interview: Michael Tippett on the genesis of The Mask of Time
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Interview: Michael Tippett on the genesis of The Mask of Time

A fascinating insight into Tippett's creative process from the Gramophone archive. Interview by Ivor Humphreys

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Every month Gramophone's playlists explore particular themes and take you on a musical journey

Obituary: Michael Tippett (Jan 2, 1905 - Jan 8, 1998)
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Obituary: Michael Tippett (Jan 2, 1905 - Jan 8, 1998)

Revisit the English composer's original Gramophone obituary from March 1998

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Top 10 Mendelssohn recordings

Like Rossini and Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn wrote effortless, life-enhancing, optimistic music. Here are 10 of the best recordings.

Reputations: Michael Tippett
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Reputations: Michael Tippett

Michael Oliver examines the legacy of a remarkable musical mind

Tippett's A Child of Our Time – which recording should you buy?
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Tippett's A Child of Our Time – which recording should you buy?

A Child of Our Time was Tippett’s reaction to tragic events that changed the course of world history. Geraint Lewis traces the genesis of this modern classic and follows its progress on disc

Editor's Choice recordings – February 2016
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Editor's Choice recordings – February 2016

Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews

Top 10 Mussorgsky recordings
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Top 10 Mussorgsky recordings

Here's our guide to 10 of the finest recordings of Mussorgsky's music, from the ever-popular Pictures from an Exhibition to the hidden treasure of the Nursery songs

Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola
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The best recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola

The viola has equal billing with the violin in Mozart’s celebrated work, but the players don’t always reflect this. Richard Wigmore surveys the available recordings for those which address the balance most effectively

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