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Classicalite's Five Best: Richard Strauss Recordings for His Bicentenary >>

It shouldn't take a 200th anniversary to send everyone scurrying to the shelves (or Spotify) to listen or re-listen to some great Strauss recordings. But anniversaries are useful for reminding us, and any reminder to hear again the ravishing recordings recommended here is to be appreciated...

Classicalite's Five Best: Unsurpassed Recordings

Classicalite's Five Best: Unsurpassed Recordings >>

There are some, very rare, instances where a recording of a work is so special as to generally be considered--well, definitive is probably the wrong word, as any masterpiece is open to so many interpretations, but at least they are unlikely to be unsurpassed.

U.K. Piano Star James Rhodes Tweets of Stolen Solti 'Ring' CDs >>

British pianist James Rhodes is used to reaching out to new audiences for classical music. His albums on, variously, Warner and Signum, have titles such as 'Bullets & Lullabies,' 'Now Would All Freudians Please Stand Aside' and 'Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos.'

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