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Latest Classical Favourites Articles

 Favourites Sibelius

Presto's founder Maurice Millward chooses his favourite recordings.

Katherine Cooper

 Favourites Edvard Grieg

David picks some of the best recordings of the works of the Norwegian Romantic nationalist, Edvard Grieg.

David Smith

 Favourites Camille Saint-Saëns

James explores the music of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns and chooses some of his favourite recordings.

James Longstaffe

 Favourites Jacques Offenbach

Katherine explores beyond the Barcarolle and the Can-Can to uncover some neglected gems…

Katherine Cooper

 Favourites César Franck

David picks out some of the finest recordings of Belgian organist-composer César Franck.

David Smith

 Favourites Richard Wagner

James selects some of his favourite audio and video recordings of the music of Richard Wagner from amongst the many outstanding available accounts.

James Longstaffe

 Favourites JS Bach Choral & Vocal Works

This week it's David's turn to attempt the impossible - whittling down the huge and distinguished choral discography of JS Bach and picking out the very best.

David Smith

 Favourites Giuseppe Verdi

Katherine attempts to whittle her list of favourite Verdi recordings into double figures…

Katherine Cooper

 Favourites Ludwig van Beethoven - Orchestral & Choral Works

James attempts the Herculean task of choosing his favourite recordings of orchestral and choral works by Ludwig van Beethoven.

James Longstaffe

 Favourites Sergei Rachmaninov

David picks out some recordings of the works of Rachmaninov, perhaps the greatest composer for the piano of the Twentieth Century.

David Smith

 Favourites Burns Night

David compiles a playlist to go with the tatties and neeps…

David Smith

 Favourites Georges Bizet

Katherine looks at the recorded legacy of the French composer.

Katherine Cooper

 Favourites Aaron Copland

James selects some of his favourite recordings of the music of the quintessentially American composer, Aaron Copland.

James Longstaffe

 Favourites Felix Mendelssohn

David picks out some recordings of the German Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn.

David Smith

 Favourites Mozart Operas

Katherine trawls through her collection and makes some difficult decisions…

Katherine Cooper

 Favourites Erich Wolfgang Korngold

James chooses his favourite recordings of the music of Korngold, best known for his Violin Concerto as well as numerous operas and film scores.

James Longstaffe

 Favourites Music for Advent

As Christmas draws near, David takes a look at music written for the season of Advent.

David Smith

 Favourites Francis Poulenc

Katherine selects some favourite recordings of the French composer Francis Poulenc.

Katherine Cooper

 Favourites Johannes Brahms - Orchestral & Choral Works

James surveys recordings of orchestral and choral works by Brahms, and selects some of his favourites.

James Longstaffe

 Favourites Music for Hallowe'en

David picks out some great recordings on the theme of all things Hallowe'en... discs that go bump in the night!

David Smith