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This Week's Essential New Classical Albums

Miloš returns with 'The Moon & The Forest', Alina Ibragimova plays Paganini's 24 Caprices, 'The Harmonious Echo: Songs by Sir Arthur Sullivan', Ysaÿe's Six Sonatas for Solo Violin from James Ehnes, Trio Wanderer's Schumann

Top 10 Opera Composers

A beginner's guide tracing the extraordinary development of opera from Monteverdi in the 17th century to Saariaho today, via the masterpieces of Handel, Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and Britten

This Week's Essential New Albums

Featuring outstanding new albums released today by Hilary Hahn, Renaud Capuçon, Simon Rattle, Sandrine Piau, Steven Osborne, Paul Lewis, Johan Dalene, and more

This Week's Essential New Albums

Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 from the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle | HK Gruber's Percussion Concertos | Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle from the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki

This Week's Essential New Albums

This week's highlights include Bartók's orchestral works from BBC SSO and Thomas Dausgaard, an ear-catching Beethoven Triple Concerto and Biber from Vox Luminis and Lionel Meunier

Making waves: classical music and the rise of streaming

Streaming has changed the way an increasing number of people now listen to music, yet many record labels say that the numbers just don't add up. Charlotte Gardner looks at how the classical music industry is facing up to this fresh challenge

Top 10 Classical era Composers

The Classical era was dominated by many of the greatest composers in the history of music, including Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert