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The ICMA results were revealed this morning, with winners including recordings from Alina Ibragimova, Jakub Józef Orliński, Lars Vogt, and Frank Peter Zimmermann.
The Canadian pianist talks to Katherine about delving into a 'fascinating trove of treasures' for his latest recording on Hyperion - and how CPE Bach turned out to be the first composer whose music he performed in public...
The acclaimed consort mark the 400th anniversary of Matthew Locke's birth with a selection of his consort works from the twilight of the English consort tradition.
Handel from Sandrine Piau, United Strings of Europe's second album Renewal, Morricone film-scores reworked for violin and orchestra, and the physical release of Florence Price's Symphonies No. 1 & 3 from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Croatian violinist talks to Katherine about his Presto Award-winning recording of 'Seventeenth-Century Music from Venice to Dalmatia', released on Delphian last summer and featuring music by composers including Francesco and Gabriele Usper, Ivan Lukačić and Tomaso Cecchino.
Classical Recording of the Week
Fretwork, Silas Wollston, David Miller
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The viol consort Fretwork, who themselves turned 35 as an ensemble last year, mark another anniversary with this recording – the 400th ‘birthday’ of Matthew Locke. Smaller-scale than the grand architecture of his predecessors Jenkins and Lawes, suitably virtuosic for a time when English viol players were the envy of the world, and yielding ground here and there to the growing influence of French styles, they are a last hurrah (albeit a sensitive and often intimate one) for the English school of consort music.
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