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Elgar's Belated Symphony: Majestic, Noble And Perfectly British

Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the enduring qualities of the English composer's first symphony.

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2010 Gramophone Award Winners Announced

The venerable British classical music magazine has announced winners in 24 categories.

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