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As a box-set of The Beatles' US albums is released, Andy Gill laments America's cavalier approach to the Fab Four's classics

Guy Hands' Terra Firma to appeal EMI court ruling

Terra Firma, the private equity firm run by Guy Hands, is to challenge a US court ruling it was not conned into paying too much for music business EMI in a £4.2bn deal three years ago.

Cyberclinic: Did The Beatles need iTunes? No, but EMI did

With another autumn came another flood of anticipation that The Beatles' back catalogue might be made officially available for download, which in turn offered another chance for music and technology hacks to sign off a speculative article with the phrase "Tomorrow Never Knows". But no longer. An annual tradition is over; you can finally buy The Beatles' tunes in disembodied digital format from Apple's iTunes store. What a relief.

Album: Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker – Berliner / Rattle (EMI)

Simon Rattle is a late-adopter when it comes to Tchaikovsky's ballets, and he tackles The Nutcracker as though persuading himself of its worth.

Hands's lawyers to consider EMI appeal

Guy Hands's lawyers are poring over the New York court judgment that dismissed the private equity tycoon's claims that Citi had misled him over his £4.2bn purchase of EMI.

Stephen Foley: The song may have ended but for Guy Hands, the malady lingers on

US Outlook: It is sometimes said that to understand is to forgive, but that won’t apply to David Wormsley.

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Album: Antonio Pappano, Rossini: Stabat Mater (EMI Classics)

Antonio Pappano's winning streak continues with Rossini's Stabat Mater, a companion piece to last year's Verdi Messa Da Requiem in its almost operatic treatment of devotional material.

Xuefei Yang, Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez (EMI Classics)

Virtually blind by then, Joaquin Rodrigo could not believe that the Chinese girl who had just made her Madrid debut with his "Invocacion y danza" was aged just 14 at the time. And no wonder: now fully grown, Xuefei Yang's touch throughout this programme of Spanish pieces is stunning, with nimble fingering of trills and runs, and subtly emotional phrasing in the slower passages.

Terra Firma may be on shaky ground as EMI case concludes

If it weren't worth billions, the trial would sound like a schoolyard spat, with childhood nicknames and allegations of lying. Stephen Foley reports

Album: Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (EMI Classics)

The wealth of melodies contained in The Nutcracker, is all the more remarkable, as Simon Rattle suggests, for the depressive state of its composer.

'No memory of misleading Hands' over EMI deal

One of the City of London's top bankers was assailed in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday for playing both sides of the 2007 takeover of EMI and misleading a client to juice his multi-million-pound bonus.

Hands' nemesis takes the stand in EMI trial

The banker accused of betraying private equity kingpin Guy Hands over the purchase of EMI took to the stand to defend his integrity last night, saying he had always been as truthful and honest as he could.

Stephen Foley: Why the courts should remember the first rule of business: a deal is a deal

US Outlook: David Boies, America's most famous litigator, has been having a busy few days.

Album: Various Artists: Come And Get It: The Best of Apple Records (EMI)

Apple was the original pop star indulgence, its label reflecting the company's lack of an organising principle. Come And Get It depicts a series of seemingly random A&R decisions, with the early success of Mary Hopkin's "Those Were The Days" allowing The Beatles to indulge ever wilder whims.

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