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The Canadian pianist talks to Katherine about delving into a 'fascinating trove of treasures' for his latest recording on Hyperion - and how CPE Bach turned out to be the first composer whose music he performed in public...
The acclaimed consort mark the 400th anniversary of Matthew Locke's birth with a selection of his consort works from the twilight of the English consort tradition.
Handel from Sandrine Piau, United Strings of Europe's second album Renewal, Morricone film-scores reworked for violin and orchestra, and the physical release of Florence Price's Symphonies No. 1 & 3 from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Croatian violinist talks to Katherine about his Presto Award-winning recording of 'Seventeenth-Century Music from Venice to Dalmatia', released on Delphian last summer and featuring music by composers including Francesco and Gabriele Usper, Ivan Lukačić and Tomaso Cecchino.
The American opera-singer, a riveting actress whose repertoire encompassed soprano and mezzo roles, has died aged 71.
Classical Recording of the Week
Fretwork, Silas Wollston, David Miller
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The viol consort Fretwork, who themselves turned 35 as an ensemble last year, mark another anniversary with this recording – the 400th ‘birthday’ of Matthew Locke. Smaller-scale than the grand architecture of his predecessors Jenkins and Lawes, suitably virtuosic for a time when English viol players were the envy of the world, and yielding ground here and there to the growing influence of French styles, they are a last hurrah (albeit a sensitive and often intimate one) for the English school of consort music.
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