Dudamel fends off criticism from political oppositionists

Gustavo Dudamel defends appearance in Venezuela on the day of deadly protests.

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel (Berlin Philharmonic)

The Dude tiptoes gently around Karajan’s old stamping ground.

Long live the Proms

Put your hands together for the BBC Proms, the grand old classical music party that defines a nation.

Mahler: Symphony No 9 (Dudamel)

The vivacious Venezuelan maestro brings out the colour in Mahler.

Sacrificing a virgin’s never looked so easy

For some, Stravinsky's masterpiece can be a perplexing listen. But help is at hand as a new musical animation illuminates its darker corners.

May issue of Limelight: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring turns 100

The new issue reveals how Stravinsky’s controversial yet hugely influential masterpiece changed the world.

Dudamel's hair: chronicle of a conductor's curls

Perhaps the Venezuelan miracle maestro's hair has Samson-like properties?

Editor's Choices September 2012: listen to the best new CDs

Dudamel's energetic Eroica, Angela Hewitt's poetic Schumann, the Grigoryan bros and more.

The 2012 Classical GRAMMY Awards announced!

Gustavo Dudamel and Joyce DiDonato head up this year's list of distinguished winners.

NIELSEN, SIBELIUS, BRUCKNER: Symphonies (Gothenburg SO/Dudamel)

Spirited symphonies: Dudamel proves good things come in threes.

TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet (Simon Bolivar SO/Dudamel)

Shaky Shakespeare: hits and misses from Gustavo Dudamel.
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