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 Presto Music Podcast, Episode 7: Beethoven in Nine Pieces with Laura Tunbridge

by Paul Thomas

Professor Laura Tunbridge offers some new perspectives on Beethoven in the year of his 250th anniversary, by walking us through the pieces she chose to represent him in her acclaimed new book Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces.

 Interview, Nathan Meltzer on Roman Totenberg and a lost-and-found violin

by David Smith

The US violinist talks about his debut album, a fascinating recital themed around the history of one unique instrument and its former owner.

 Favourites, Shelf Discovery: Trevor Pinnock

by Paul Thomas

In the fourth instalment of our new series, Paul compares and contrasts the conductor and harpsichordist's two recordings of the Brandenburg Concertos, made twenty-five years apart - one with the English Concert and the other with the European Brandenburg Ensemble.

 Recording of the Week, Mahler from Christiane Karg, Malcolm Martineau - and Gustav Mahler

by Katherine Cooper

The German soprano and her regular recital-partner beguile in the Rückert-Lieder and songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, whilst the composer himself makes an appearance (via a 1905 piano-roll) for ‘Das himmlische Leben’.

 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 23rd October 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

World premiere recordings of Dussek’s late Messe Solemnelle and Hahn’s early opera L'île du rêve, Schumann and Klengel Cello Concertos from Raphaela Gromes, and John Sheppard’s Media vita from the Choir of New College Oxford.

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