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 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 19th April 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

New releases from Vasily Petrenko, Valery Gergiev, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Pablo Heras-Casado, plus previously-unpublished Schumann and Wolf from Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten.

 Interview, Pēteris Vasks

by David Smith

The Latvian composer talks to David about his new album of choral works, featuring two large-scale liturgical compositions and written as a centenary present to his country.

 Announcement, BBC Proms 2019 - Our Top Related Recordings

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine picks out some highlights from this year's season (announced this morning) and recommends related recordings.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - April 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

An Offenbach bicentenary edition from Warner Classics, Sir John Eliot Gardiner's period-instrument accounts of Berlioz on Philips, and Carlo Maria Giulini's complete recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca.

 Interview, Carolyn Sampson on Reason in Madness

by Katherine Cooper

The soprano talks to Katherine about her Nietzsche-inspired recital of songs depicting vulnerable women by Debussy, Koechlin, Poulenc, Schumann and others, out now on BIS.

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