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Beethoven's Symphony No 5: a quick guide to essential recordings

Beethoven's Symphony No 5: a quick guide to essential recordings

Three highly recommended recordings: a modern choice, a classic and a hidden gem

Pioneers of Power: the birth of electronic music

For composers from Stockhausen to Skelton, electronic music has provided an opportunity to explore the emotional interior of exterior sounds, argues Philip Clark

Video: Leeds winner Anna Tsybuleva records Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy

In the studio with Anna Tsybuleva as she records her debut album
Q Acoustics Concept 500

Product of the Month: Q Acoustics Concept 500

An ambitious floorstanding speaker sets new standards at the price, thanks to clever design and meticulous tuning.
London Contemporary Orchestra – reinventing film music

Interview: London Contemporary Orchestra – reinventing music for film and television

Co-Artistic Directors of the LCO Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames talk about how the orchestra's new sample library, LCO Strings, is giving composers new worlds of sound to explore
Classical music's blurred boundaries

Classical music's blurred boundaries

The ‘classical music’ label is proving outdated for many of today’s creative artists who thrive on the ever-decreasing gap between the art form and other music genres, writes Kate Molleson
Video of the day: Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

Video of the day: Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

A complete live performance by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Classic interview: David Oistrakh

Classic interview: David Oistrakh

Alan Blyth had the rare opportunity to interview the great violinist for Gramophone in May 1973
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250 greatest recordings of all time: chosen by 35 of the world's leading musicians

Here we reveal the 250 greatest classical recordings, as selected for Gramophone by more than 30 leading musicians. Below, contributing editor and reviewer Rob Cowan...

Pavarotti's greatest recordings

Pavarotti's greatest recordings

An unmistakeable voice, thrilling for its purity and power – here are just a few of Luciano Pavarotti's finest recordings

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