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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

an essential recommendation for any collection. These are performances which seem to present a Beethoven 'for the ages', a distillation of a long interpretative tradition, without concern for... More…

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Stephen Hough (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

If Saint-Saëns's idiom once answered – and maybe still does – to qualities fundamental to the French musical character, it must be said straight away that Hough sounds the complete insider. He... More…

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Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

There have been a number of outstanding recordings of the Dvorák Concerto since this DG record was made, but none to match it for the warmth of lyrical feeling, the sheer strength of personality... More…

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George Pieterson (clarinet), Vera Badings (harp)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

If you only buy one album of Debussy orchestral music, this is a very good bet! Comprising his best-known works at an excellent price, it's a great starting-point around which to build a library... More…

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Janet Baker (Dido), Raimund Herincx (Aeneas), Patricia Clark (Belinda), Monica Sinclair (Sorceress)

English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Singers, Anthony Lewis

listening to Janet Baker as Dido in her celebrated recording made at the dawn of her career, in 1962, still leaves one breathless with admiration and moved to the core by her combination of glorious... More…

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Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons

faster, fiercer, yet more freely expressive than his 1990 version. More…

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Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Andsnes penetrates the psyche of this music, and his playing of consummate artistry and insight. Not only does he have keen poetic feeling but magisterial pianistic finesse. More…

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René Pape (Sarastro), Erika Miklósa (Königin der Nacht), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Christoph Strehl (Tamino), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Papageno), Julia Kleiter (Papagena), Georg Zeppenfeld (Sprecher), Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos), Caroline Stein (Erste Dame), Heidi Zehnder (Zweite Dame), Anne-Carolyn...

This is certainly the most desirable version using modern instruments to appear since Solti's second recording in 1990. That said, its characteristics are rather nearer William Christie's 1995... More…

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Natalie Dessay (Marie), Juan Diego Flórez (Tonio), Felicity Palmer (La Marquise de Birkenfeld), Alessandro Corbelli (Sulpice), Donald Maxwell (Hortensius), Dawn French (La Duchesse de Crackentorp)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bruno Campanella, Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's opéra comique was one of the highlights of the Royal Opera's 2006-7 season, and viewing this well-produced DVD of the show it's perfectly obvious why.... More…

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Alvin Dinkin, Kurt Reher

The Hollywood String Quartet

This 1951 mono recording set the benchmark for many years, and so it probably did much to establish the current, questionable norms of tempo. But it's superb performance, played with skill and... More…

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