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Presto Editor's Choices - June 2022

A tour de force of a recital from contemporary music diva and composer Héloïse Werner (plus a rich and varied roster of instrumental soloists), a revelatory Dichterliebe from Matthias Goerne and Daniil Trifonov, and a superb collection of the young Ravel's ambitious submissions for the Prix de Rome...

Jazz New Release Round-Up - 30th June 2022

The latest jazz recordings include new albums from Binker Golding, Kirk Knuffke and Nduduzo Makhathini.

Florian Sempey on Rossini

The French baritone discusses his new album Figaro? Sì! (out now on Alpha Classics), the stage-director who transformed his perspective on Rossini's wheeler-dealing barber, and how the composer's joie de vivre is often underscored by melancholy...

Ethel Smyth: Complete Piano Works

In this new collection by Breitkopf & Härtel, Ethel Smyth's complete piano works are arranged in order of progressive difficulty, shedding light on an often-overlooked part of Smyth's oeuvre. Find out more here.

Lola Descours on Bassoon Steppes

The bassoonist discusses her new album of transcriptions, featuring Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and more, and the unique relationship between the instrument and Russian repertoire.

The New Wave of Jazz: Free and Avant-Garde Sounds of 1960's Impulse! Records

We take a look back at the first decade of Impulse! Records' influential output, and recommend some of our favourites from groundbreaking artists exploring free, avant-garde and spiritual jazz sounds.

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