HARNONCOURT".onhisfabulousnewrecordingof BACH'S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO* PLUS ~. * Pick of the Christmas albums "W

from New York Polyphony to Vaughan Williams in Guildford The ideal all-time seasonal compilation

Ti, 10 YEARS ON - JUST HOW GOOD WAS HE? ..... ~~..T·ng a reputation under scrutiny

CHRISTMAS FOR KING'S COLLEGE CHOIR Stephen Cleobury grapples with their busiest t ime of year

'VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS IS CHILDLIKE AND PURE' Sarah Chang on reinterpreting an old warhorse f HE COLLECn ON David Threasher picks his favourite recording of Schumann's romantic Piano Quintet

Gramophone reviewers' discs of the year

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