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 Obituary, Leon Fleisher (1928-2020)

by Chris O'Reilly

The American pianist, who spent much of his career unable to use his right hand due to focal dystonia, has died aged 92.

 Recording of the Week, John Wilson and Sinfonia of London perform Respighi's Roman Trilogy

by James Longstaffe

For his third album with Sinfonia of London, John Wilson turns to Respighi's dazzling triptych of orchestral works depicting the city of Rome through the ages.

 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 31st July 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Vaughan Williams and Finzi from Michael Collins and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Satie from Noriko Ogawa, and two new works for baroque orchestra and voices by Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning American composer Caroline Shaw.

 Presto Editor's Choices, Presto Editor's Choices - July 2020

by Katherine Cooper

A terrific debut solo recording featuring Britten and Liszt confirms the young British tenor Stuart Jackson as a major talent, whilst Chandos release two twentieth-century masterpieces centring on incarceration.

 Presto Music Podcast, Episode 2: The Art of Music Criticism

by Matt Groom

For the second Presto Music Podcast, Paul is joined by music critic Harriet Smith, to discuss the art involved in reviewing classical music recordings.

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