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A Viennese-themed recital from Barbara Hannigan, an album of real contrasts from young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, dramatic tenor Stuart Skelton’s debut solo recording, and the first instalment of an intriguing new project from the Danish String Quartet.
The Czech mezzo talks to Katherine about recording Duparc with Robin Ticciati and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for their new album Aimer et mourir, out tomorrow on Linn Records.
Chris introduces this month's selection, with Sir Mark Elder's period-instrument recording of Rossini's Semiramide taking pride of place as Recording of the Month.
Matthias Goerne's first Wozzeck on film, Ermonela Jaho's shattering Madama Butterfly, vintage Berlioz from Bernstein, and a night under the stars with Jonas Kaufmann.
Last week's events available to view in full until 21st September, thanks to our friends at Medici TV and Gramophone.
Presto Recording of the Week
Danielle de Niese (Eileen), Alysha Umphress (Ruth), Nathan Gunn (Bob Baker), Duncan Rock (Wreck), David Butt Philip (Lonigan), Ashley Riches (Guide/First Editor/Frank)
London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle
Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC
James enjoys a dazzling live recording of Bernstein's Wonderful Town from the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle.