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The veteran baritone talks to Katherine about his autumnal album of classics from The Great American Songbook, out now on Champs Hill Records and featuring soprano Lucy Crowe.
The Russian conductor and the Oslo Philharmonic are joined by pianist Kirill Gerstein for the final instalment of Scriabin's complete symphonies on LAWO.
A Viennese-themed recital from Barbara Hannigan, an album of real contrasts from young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, dramatic tenor Stuart Skelton’s debut solo recording, and the first instalment of an intriguing new project from the Danish String Quartet.
The Czech mezzo talks to Katherine about recording Duparc with Robin Ticciati and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for their new album Aimer et mourir, out tomorrow on Linn Records.
Chris introduces this month's selection, with Sir Mark Elder's period-instrument recording of Rossini's Semiramide taking pride of place as Recording of the Month.
Matthias Goerne's first Wozzeck on film, Ermonela Jaho's shattering Madama Butterfly, vintage Berlioz from Bernstein, and a night under the stars with Jonas Kaufmann.
The conductor of the Wiener Philharmoniker talks to David about his new album of works by the forgotten Danish Romantic composer Rued Langgaard.
Bernstein's 1953 musical receives a sparkling performance from the London Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle, with a cast led by Danielle de Niese, Alysha Umphress, and Nathan Gunn.
A live Wigmore Hall recital from Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet, Bartók and Enescu from Vilde Frang and friends, and Deborah Warner’s spectacular staging of Billy Budd from the Teatro Real Madrid.
Chris reports live from the ceremony in London, with full details of the overall winning recording, Artist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and other special awards.
Watch our exclusive video-interview with the London Symphony Orchestra's Music Director about their live recording of Bernstein's raucous paean to The City That Never Sleeps, out now on the orchestra's own label.
Chris introduces this month's selection, including albums from La Serenissima, Fabio Biondi, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and the Choir of Gonville & Caius College Cambridge.
The French pianist talks to Katherine about his new recording of the Second and Fifth Piano Concertos and a selection of the composer's lesser-known solo piano works, released on Friday on Erato.
The Italian conductor, renowned for his championing of Vivaldi, Clementi and Rossini, has died aged 83.
Rossini's final Italian opera seria receives a taut, compelling reading on period instruments in an interpretation which plays up its baroque pedigree to great effect.
Finzi from Paul Watkins, Chopin from Leif Ove Andsnes, Broadway songs from Renée Fleming, and the first commercial recording of Gounod’s final opera, Le tribut de Zamora.
The latest batch of Presto CDs includes Joshua Bell's debut recording, Bach from Peter Hurford and Mozart from Frans Brüggen.
David talks to composer Roxanna Panufnik about her forthcoming collection of eclectic vocal works performed by Ex Cathedra and Milapfest under Jeffrey Skidmore.
An irresistible collection of evergreens from a veteran baritone, Mendelssohn from the cutting-room floor, and two rare sets of incidental music by Fauré feature among this month’s favourites.
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for August, with Yo-Yo Ma's third recording of the Bach Cello Suites in first place by some margin!