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 Obituary, Heather Harper (1930-2019)

by Katherine Cooper

The Belfast-born soprano, who sang in the premiere of Britten's War Requiem and created the role of Mrs Coyle in his Owen Wingrave, has died aged 88.

 Recording of the Week, Schumann from Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes

by Katherine Cooper

The German bass-baritone brings near-Wagnerian intensity to Schumann's two great cycles of 1840, yet he and Andsnes are at their most spellbinding in the introspective songs.

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New releases from Vasily Petrenko, Valery Gergiev, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Pablo Heras-Casado, plus previously-unpublished Schumann and Wolf from Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten.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

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