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Gramophone Composer Guides: the best Sergey Rachmaninov recordings
Gramophone Composer Guides: Sergey RachmaninovOver the past few months Gramophonehas been publishing a series of Composer Guides to the essential recordings ofWolfgang Amadeus MozartClaude DebussyLudwig van Beethoven,Johannes BrahmsGiuseppe VerdiGeorge Frideric HandelJohann Sebastian BachGustav MahlerRichard Wagner,Benjamin BrittenIgor StravinskyAnton Bruckner and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This week we turn our attention toSergey Rachmaninov, master composer, conductor and pianist. Explore our recommendations for the best recordings of the Piano Concertos Nos 1-4, Symphony No 2, Symphonic Dances, The Miserly Knight, Paganini Rhapsody and many more.
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Tony Hall appointed director general of the BBC
Tony Hall appointed director general of the BBC
The chief executive of the Royal Opera House, Tony Hall, has been appointed as the next director general of the BBC. 
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Polish tenor Piotr Beczala signs to Deutsche Grammophon
Polish tenor Piotr Beczala signs to Deutsche Grammophon
Polish tenor Piotr Beczala has signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. His first album under the new agreement, due for release in May 2013, will be a personal tribute to his ‘musical hero’, Austrian tenor Richard Tauber.
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Conductor and organist Sir Philip Ledger has died
Conductor and organist Sir Philip Ledger has died
Sir Philip Ledger, conductor, organist and for many years director of music at King’s College, Cambridge and subsequently principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, has died aged 74.
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Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: 'So much out of so little'
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: 'So much out of so little'
Andrew Mellor examines the works of Danish music’s senior maverick, celebrating his 80th birthday.
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Aldeburgh Music has announced details of a year-long programme of centenary celebrations for its founder Benjamin Britten.
Aldeburgh Music announces details of year-long Britten centenary celebrations
Aldeburgh Music has announced details of a year-long programme of centenary celebrations for its founder Benjamin Britten.
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Capturing a string quartet on camera
Capturing a string quartet on camera
In a new blog Matt Groom describes filming the Belcea Quartet - and you can watch his short film through the Gramophone Player.
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The Met: Live in HD presents Thomas Adès's The Tempest
The Met: Live in HD presents Thomas Adès's The Tempest
See pictures from the Met's latest production, directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by the composer, in a new gallery.
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