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The British pianist talks to David about his new album of works by Arnold Bax & Harriet Cohen.
Andris Nelsons continues his Shostakovich series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with thrillingly detailed accounts of the Sixth and Seventh symphonies.
New recordings from Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic, Kammerorchester Basel and Giovanni Antonini, Vadym Kholodenko, and Lucie Horsch, plus the world premiere recording of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel.
Highlights include recordings by Leonard Bernstein, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Williams, and music composed by Glenn Gould.
The pianist talks to Katherine about his recording of the Italian composer’s gargantuan Piano Concerto of 1904, released this week on Myrios with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo.
Includes new releases from Kristian Bezuidenhout, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Jan Lisiecki, and the beginning of what promises to be an invigorating Schubert symphonies cycle from Edward Gardner and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
David talks to the Duo about their new album exploring chamber works by two Polish twentieth-century giants.
The British pianist radiates sympathy and imagination in two piano sonatas from the 1810s by young composers who both died before their fortieth birthdays.
New recordings from Edgar Moreau, Jeremy Denk and François-Xavier Roth, plus a memorial to Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and a 1955 recording of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden from Belgrade.
Chris presents the winners and nominees from last night's ceremony at La Seine Musicale in Paris, including Lang Lang and French baritone Stéphane Degout.
A Berlioz anniversary tribute from Warner Classics, Wilhelm Fürtwangler’s wartime radio broadcasts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, a ninetieth-birthday celebration of Bernard Haitink, and anthologies of Idil Biret, Van Cliburn, and Leonard Pennario.
The composer talks to Katherine about the genesis of his third opera, which premiered at Covent Garden last May and was released on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of December.
Chris introduces the winning classical albums from this year's ceremony, which took place last night in Los Angeles.
Reconstructed by the musicologist David Trippett, the single completed act of Liszt's abandoned opera on a subject by Byron reveals what the composer's son-in-law Wagner described as 'the claw of a lion'.
The musicologist and driving-force behind today's Recording of the Week talks to Katherine about the mysterious genesis of Liszt's uncompleted opera, and the process of reconstructing the manuscript for performance.
New recordings from Paul Lewis, Olga Peretyatko, Anna Lucia Richter and The King’s Singers, plus a collection of Furtwängler radio broadcasts from the archives of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
La damnation de Faust from London and L’enfance du Christ from Melbourne, plus Bruckner from Robin Ticciati, Bach from Isabelle Faust, and the final instalment of Iván Fischer’s mighty Mahler series from Budapest.
Chris introduces this month's selection, including albums from Vox Luminis, Jennifer Pike, Charles Owen, and Antonio Pappano and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.
The Estonian conductor talks to Katherine about recording the first-ever complete set of Sibelius symphonies with a French orchestra during his tenure as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris.
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for January, with period-instrument Berlioz from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles in first place...