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- Nov 11, 2015
★★★★½ Cornucopia of 60-year-old recordings from the beloved to the unknown.
- Dec 19, 2016
- Classical Music, Chamber
Lyricism is to the fore as Ehnes explores a handful of works written out of the anxieties of the time.
- Dec 16, 2014
- Classical Music, Orchestral, Chamber, Instrumental, Vocal & Choral, Opera, Audio Visual
We reveal who took the coveted title of this year’s finest classical recording.
- Dec 9, 2015
- Classical Music, Orchestral, Chamber, Instrumental, Vocal & Choral, Opera
The critics have spoken and the results are in. Here are Limelight's five top recordings of 2015.
- Dec 19, 2016
- Classical Music, Vocal & Choral
The critics have spoken and the results are in. Here are Limelight's top recordings from 2016.
- Dec 11, 2015
- Classical Music, Orchestral
Messiaen’s masterwork goes for the lot: rocks, birds and throws in the song of the star Aldebaran for good measure.
- Dec 11, 2015
- Classical Music, Vocal & Choral
A pioneering recording offers a fascinating window into the musical world of Henry VIII’s controversial second wife.
- Dec 11, 2015
- Classical Music, Opera
A seasonal opera with temporal jiggery-pokery makes a wonderful find for the end of any year.
- Dec 19, 2016
- Classical Music, Vocal & Choral
One of Herbert Howells’ many settings of the Anglican act of worship is treated as reverently as it deserves.
- Oct 19, 2015
- Classical Music, Orchestral, Chamber, Instrumental, Vocal & Choral, Opera
Here are our shortlists of the 25 albums of 2015 rated most highly by our critics. But which will come out on top?
- Dec 19, 2016
- Classical Music, Orchestral
Sir Simon’s new Berlin cycle on the orchestra’s home label combines the HIP with a roundly Romantic underbelly.
- Dec 19, 2016
- Classical Music, Opera
Reconstructed musical glories that saw Louis XIV banishing the night and heralding in a glittering era.
- Dec 11, 2015
- Classical Music, Instrumental
Media recluse he may be, but Sokolov in Salzburg is a definite must-have for all piano aficionados.
- Dec 11, 2015
- Classical Music, Chamber
Charles Burney dismissed them as vile, but William Lawes’ Royal extravagances are most definitely viol.
- Dec 19, 2016
- Classical Music, Instrumental
Poetry and pyrotechnics are perfectly combined in Daniil Trifonov’s five-star pianistic triumph.
- Oct 28, 2015
- Classical Music, Orchestral
Alexandre da Costa on recording with one of the world's most prestigious orchestras.
- Mar 31, 2015
- Theatre
- Dec 19, 2016
- Classical Music, Vocal & Choral
The Trinity Choir director reveals his deep connection to the music of Herbert Howells.
- Dec 20, 2016
- Classical Music
The British maestro on climbing the mountain, the lessons of history and avoiding chauffeur-driven limo Beethoven.
- Dec 21, 2016
- Classical Music, Chamber
The Canadian violinist reveals the importance of Elgar in his life and why Respighi isn't for the living room.

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