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 A Ring from Hong Kong to take on the world

A Ring from Hong Kong to take on the world

Raised eyebrows initially greeted Naxos’s Ring cycle, but Jaap van Zweden’s Hong Kong forces have proved their mettle, writes Hugo Shirley
Video of the day: Víkingur Ólafsson plays Bach

Video of the day: Víkingur Ólafsson plays Bach

Víkingur Ólafsson plays Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 855 in the Yellow Lounge
Hector Berlioz: music's great revolutionary

Hector Berlioz: music's great revolutionary

Tim Ashley is joined by four great advocates of the composer to celebrate the self-taught, revolutionary musician whose eccentric genius is only now being fully recognised
Video of the day: Hugo Ticciati plays Bach's 'Ciaccona' from Partita in D minor for Solo Violin

Video of the day: Hugo Ticciati plays Bach's 'Ciaccona' from Partita in D minor for Solo Violin

A beautifully produced time-lapse film of an acorn growing over 8 months accompanies Ticciati's performance
Video: preview of David Lang's 'prisoner of the state'

Video: preview of David Lang's 'prisoner of the state'

Eric Owens sings 'Gold' from Lang's upcoming operatic retelling of Beethoven's Fidelio
The Sixteen at 40: ‘the basic principle of just loving what we were doing has never left us; it’s been the whole nature of the group’

The Sixteen at 40: ‘the basic principle of just loving what we were doing has never left us; it’s been the whole nature of the group’

Since 1979, founder-conductor Harry Christophers has never lost sight of The Sixteen’s mission to bring choral music to the wider public with uninhibited passion, he tells Lindsay Kemp
Video of the day: Heinz Holliger's 80th birthday album

Video of the day: Heinz Holliger's 80th birthday album

Holliger's new album juxtaposes his own music with that of György Kurtág

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla interview: ‘When I think about recording, I feel a sense of responsibility about the fact that what we do stays there forever’

The CBSO’s conductor plans to share her discovery of lesser-known composers through some major recordings for DG – and when Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla puts her mind to something there’s no stopping her, writes Richard Bratby
The 50 greatest Handel recordings (2019 update)

The 50 greatest Handel recordings (2019 update)

The definitive guide to the 50 greatest Handel recordings, featuring extracts from the original Gramophone reviews, a playlist, and links to the albums on Apple Music

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