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Recording of the Week, Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov from Vasily Petrenko and the Liverpool Philharmonic
The Russian conductor presides over sparkling, taut accounts of two avian fairy-tales: the complete ballet music for The Firebird and the suite from the posthumously-premiered opera Le Coq d’Or.
Includes recordings from Jordi Savall, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, and Stephen Costello.
The Italian pianist talks to Katherine about his long-term mission to record the composer’s complete piano music (much of it written decades after his early retirement from opera), recently accomplished on Naxos.
Chris introduces this month's selection, including albums from Víkingur Ólafsson, James Ehnes, Elsa Dreisig, and Mahan Esfahani.
The shortlist for next year's Awards was revealed on Friday - read on for full details of the recordings which will be battling it out in the eight classical categories.
Presto Recording of the Week
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
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Katherine listens to the Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko's sparkling, taut accounts of two avian fairy-tales: the complete ballet music for The Firebird and the suite from the posthumously-premiered opera Le Coq d’Or..