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Bruckner Redrawn
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Bruckner Redrawn

The view of Bruckner’s symphonies as vast musical statements is challenged by a ‘miniaturised’ version of the Second by Antony Payne. This ‘bare-boned Bruckner’ raises wider questions about the composer’s intentions, writes Philip Clark

Bernstein's West Side Story
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Bernstein's West Side Story

A session report by Humphrey Burton first featured in the April 1985 edition

My music – Ed Balls
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My music: Ed Balls

The Labour politician on combining being Shadow Chancellor with learning the piano, and the terror of performing Schumann in concert

Editor's Choice recordings – September 2015
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Editor's Choice recordings – September 2015

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

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Playlists

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

John Cage
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John Cage - Manhattan Music

John Cage was more excited by traffic noise on sixth avenue than by the music of Mozart. Philip Clark absorbs the sounds surrounding the composer’s New York apartment to understand why Cage wrote what he did

Obituary: Jean Sibelius (Dec 8, 1865 - Sept 20, 1957)
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Obituary: Jean Sibelius (Dec 8, 1865 - Sept 20, 1957)

The original Gramophone obituary from December 1957, by Harold Rutland

Book review: ‘Instrumental’ by James Rhodes
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Book review: ‘Instrumental’ by James Rhodes

‘He is a vital and significant presence who is lambasting our industry into positive change through words and actions...’

Karajan's Sibelius
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Karajan's Sibelius

In 1981 Gramophone's Robert Layton spoke to Herbert von Karajan about the conductor's special affinity with Sibelius's music...

Editor's Choice recordings – August 2015
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Editor's Choice recordings – August 2015

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

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