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Top 10 Bartók recordings
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Top 10 Bartók recordings

From Fritz Reiner to Patricia Kopatchinskaja, these are 10 of the finest recordings of Bartók's music

Exclusive video: Luciano Pavarotti sings in Verdi's Requiem with Karajan conducting in 1967
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Exclusive video: Luciano Pavarotti sings at La Scala in 1967

An extract from the film 'Teatro alla Scala - The Temple of Wonders', coming to cinemas on May 26, 2016

Top 10 Vivaldi recordings
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Top 10 Vivaldi recordings

Ten of the best Vivaldi recordings, including Gramophone Award-winners and Editor's Choice albums

Bartók’s piano concertos – the pianist’s sternest test
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Bartók’s piano concertos – the pianist’s sternest test

Tackling Bartók’s three piano concertos is tantamount to conquering Mount Everest – but is the view from the summit worth the climb, asks Geoffrey Norris

Puccini and the Cinema
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Puccini and the Cinema

Ian Haydn Smith traces the use of Puccini's music through movie history, from You Said a Mouthful in 1932 to last year's Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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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Playlists

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.

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