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 Interview, Hugo Ticciati on Purcell From The Ground Up

by David Smith

The British-born violinist talks to David about his latest eclectic album with Ensemble O/Modernt, exploring a web of musical connections emanating from Purcell's chaconnes.

 Obituary, Franco Zeffirelli (1923-2019)

by Chris O'Reilly

The Italian opera and film director, whose lavish, spectacular stagings remain in production in many of the world's major houses, has died aged 96.

 Recording of the Week, Vox Luminis explore cantatas by the Bach family

by David Smith

David listens to the Belgian ensemble's latest album, tracing the evolution of the cantata through the older branches of the Bach family tree.

 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 14th June 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

New recordings from Renée Fleming, Herbert Blomstedt, Matthew Barley and Pieter Wispelwey, plus DVDs/Blu-rays of two operatic rarities: Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane and Mercadante’s Didone abbandonata.

 Interview, Matthew Barley on Tavener's The Protecting Veil

by David Smith

The boundary-crossing British cellist talks to David about his new recording of John Tavener's vast, sweeping concertante work for the cello.

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