Hugh Maguire

Violinist and conductor Hugh Maguire, who has died aged 86, co-founded the Irish Youth Orchestra, was a distinguished chamber musician and orchestra l(...)

Colin Davis leads the New York Philharmonic in Sibelius's Sixth Symphony on March 23rd, 1995: one of the most acclaimed British conductors of the 20th century. Photograph: G. Paul Burnett/The New York Times

No one in classical music questioned the conductor's right to rule more purposefully than Sir Colin Davis, and few exercised that right more hu(...)

Berlioz: Requiem

If you remember Valery Gergiev’s LSO Live recording of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony made in St Paul’s Cathedral, you may experience a(...)