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An 'anatomy of melancholy' from Jean Rondeau, Beethoven from Chinese pianist Niu Niu, Mozart wind serenades from the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and Brahms from Julian Bliss and James Baillieu.
The Australian flautist talks about her new album of new perspectives on Bach, inspired by an intriguing detail on one of the most famous statues erected to him.
The Montenegrin guitarist talks to Katherine about recording two new concertos written especially for him: Joby Talbot's Ink Dark Moon and Howard Shore's The Forest.
We’re so excited to announce that the Presto Music app is live for both iPhone and Android!
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for April, with young British guitarist Alexandra Whittingham's debut recording on Delphian in first place (despite not being released until 28th May!)...
The British composer, whose works included an 'elaboration' of Elgar's unfinished Third Symphony and numerous compositions for his late wife Jane Manning, has died aged 84.
For this special bonus episode of the podcast, Patricia Kopatchinskaja tells us about her longstanding relationship with Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.
A beguiling recital of lieder by female composers from soprano Olena Tokar and Igor Gryshyn, a revelatory Wesendonk-Lieder from Matthias Goerne and Seong-Jin Cho, and a glittering Nutcracker from the brilliant young pianist Ivan Bessonov.
The violinist releases the results of a uniquely ambitious "lockdown project" – a barnstorming new account of Paganini's fiendish Caprices, recorded in the late spring of 2020.
Zemlinsky and Schreker from Vasily Petrenko in Liverpool, Festmusik from Onyx Brass and John Wilson, Ysaÿe from James Ehnes, and Miloš Karadaglić in new guitar concertos by Joby Talbot and Howard Shore.
The Luxembourger pianist talks about her recent album Mysteries, in which she juxtaposes two very different composers' approaches to pushing the limits of Romanticism.
Riccardo Chailly, the Takács Quartet and András Schiff are amongst the artists featured on the latest batch of Presto CDs.
The American mezzo talks to Katherine about her new recording with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, which approaches Schubert's great song-cycle from the perspective of the woman whom the narrator leaves behind...
One of the most moving and versatile singers of the twentieth century, the great German mezzo-soprano has died aged 93.
Professor Suzanne Aspden joins Paul to trace Handel's journey from the youthful Italian cantatas & operas to his later English oratorios.
Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth return to the music of Beethoven with a dramatic, illuminating account of the Third Symphony, coupled with an energetic performance of an overture by Méhul.
Winterreise from Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, an homage to Humperdinck on Deutsche Grammophon, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony from Ádám Fischer, and Charles Avison's Scarlatti-inspired concerti grossi on Glossa.
The Scottish percussionist talks to Katherine about recording two concertos by his friend 'Nali' - Rough Music from 1983, and into the open… (written for and premiered by Currie in 2015).
April heavyweights include French organist Jeanne Demessieux's complete recordings on Decca, plus anthologies celebrating André Previn, Eugene Ormandy and Peter Maag.
The harpsichordist discusses his new album on Alpha, which sees him explore the music of the Rameau clan – not just the famous Jean-Philippe but also his equally distinguished descendants.