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 Interview, Francis Pott on 'Word'

by David Smith

Composer Francis Pott talks about his new album of larger-scale choral works with Oxford choir Commotio, released on Naxos this Friday.

 Obituary, Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)

by Chris O'Reilly

The Oscar-winning Italian composer, whose iconic film scores included A Fistful of Dollars, Cinema Paradiso and The Hateful Eight, has died aged 91.

 Obituary, Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin (1937-2020)

by David Smith

Nikolai Kapustin, pianist-composer known for fusing jazz with classical idioms in works of incredible virtuosic showmanship, has died aged 82.

 Presto Music Podcast, Episode 1: Confessions of a Bartók Salesman

by Matt Groom

The first episode in the brand new Presto Music Podcast series finds our Product Manager Paul Thomas in conversation with radio presenter and critic Rob Cowan, discussing recent releases and unearthing some juicy nuggets from Rob's past.

 Recording of the Week, William Alwyn's Miss Julie from Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

by Katherine Cooper

Real-life husband-and-wife Anna Patalong and Benedict Nelson star in the English composer's 1977 opera, based on Strindberg's great naturalistic drama from 1888.

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