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The classical school of rock
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The classical school of rock

Jonny Greenwood and Bryce Dessner are just two of a growing number of rock musicians who are writing music for the 'classical' concert hall. Pwyll ap Siôn traces the origins of a musical revolution...

The Gramophone guide to Carlo Bergonzi's greatest recordings
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The Gramophone guide to Carlo Bergonzi's greatest recordings

Alan Blyth surveys the life and career of the great Italian tenor who has died at the age of 90

Introducing the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony
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Introducing the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony

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

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic
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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

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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

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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

How Beethoven’s symphonies changed the world
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How Beethoven’s symphonies changed the world

To complement our special August issue cover story, Riccardo Chailly talks to Philip Clark about how Beethoven's symphonies have influenced generations of composers

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Karajan: Portrait of the conductor as celebrity

A classic Gramophone article, by HC Robbins Landon, March 1964

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