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George Frideric Handel was born on this day in 1686 in Halle, Germany. Complete with the original Gramophone reviews, we choose 50 of the very finest Handel recordings available.

50 Great Handel Recordings
yesterday at 19:24. Facebook
One of the world’s most successful film music composers, Hans Zimmer, reflects on what makes Ennio Morricone the greatest.

Ennio Morricone – my inspiration, by Hans Zimmer
yesterday at 16:57. Facebook
Have you entered our Star Wars competition? You probably should...

Competition: Win the 'Star Wars – The Ultimate Vinyl Collection' box-set
yesterday at 14:02. Facebook
In this exclusive clip, Víkingur Ólafsson performs Philip Glass's Etude No 14 from his Deutsche Grammophon debut album.

Video exclusive: Víkingur Ólafsson plays Philip Glass
yesterday at 11:46. Facebook
02/21/2017 at 01:23. Facebook
Multi-Oscar-nominated composer of film scores for the likes of Star Wars and ET, John Williams still keeps a foot in the classical camp.

John Williams interview: 'It's not hard work that makes success; it's sustained hard work that makes success'
02/20/2017 at 21:43. Facebook
We're off to the movies!

With the 89th Academy Awards ceremony approaching on Sunday, this week on the Gramophone we are focusing on music and film, with interviews and features drawn from the archive.

This week: Inside Film Music
02/20/2017 at 19:24. Facebook
Jeering, catcalls, and a wandering cat. We look back at the disastrous first performance of Rossini's masterpiece, which premiered on February 20, 1816.

The birth of Rossini's Barber of Seville
02/20/2017 at 14:02. Facebook
A quick guide to the finest recordings of one of the most frequently performed concertos in the repertoire.

The best recordings of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
02/16/2017 at 21:43. Facebook
‘What I’m looking for is to be surprised, because surprise wakes me up to the world, surprise makes me see something or feel something in a way I never before expected.’

The Passion and Play of John Adams
02/16/2017 at 19:24. Facebook
Our quick guide to the greatest recordings of Rachmaninov's much-loved concerto.

The best recordings of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2
02/16/2017 at 14:02. Facebook
The original version of Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov was premiered on this day in 1928 in Leningrad, more than half a century after being completed.

In this feature, we take a look at 10 great Mussorgsky recordings.

10 Great Mussorgsky Recordings
02/16/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Next week we will be at the movies, where will go inside the world of film music, with a series of features and interviews.

We also have a very special competition prize to giveaway. Here's a clue.



Happy 70th birthday, John Adams (Composer)!

All this week on the Gramophone website, we celebrate the life and work of the great American composer.
John Adams continues to create a sense of what it means to be alive today in America.

John Adams – An American Idol
Featuring Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Richter.

Gramophone Spotify Playlists: Piano Contemplation
This week we celebrate the 70th birthday of the great American composer, John Adams.

This week: Gramophone celebrates John Adams at 70
'No composer has had so deep an influence on the course of his art, before or since. Wagner knew he was a genius, yet he was also an unpleasant, egocentric and unscrupulous human being.'

Which Wagner recordings should belong in any collection? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Richard Wagner | 1813 - 1883
A very happy birthday to Joyce DiDonato, who is 48 today!

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Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the recording sessions, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer.

Watch: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer record Bach