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The French conductor and countertenor talks to Katherine about recording the Italian composer's dramatic 1675 oratorio San Giovanni Battista with Le Banquet Céleste.
The conductor talks to David about his recording of Handel's visceral Passion setting, which was taken from a live performance at the Barbican on Good Friday 2019 and released on the Academy of Ancient Music's own label last autumn.
Chris introduces this month’s Choices, headed by Masaaki Suzuki's second account of Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Bach Collegium Japan as Recording of the Month.
Recording of the Week,
Korngold's Violin Concerto from John Wilson, Andrew Haveron and the RTE Concert Orchestra
A bracing, unsentimentalised take on the composer's most popular work, plus an exuberant account of the youthful String Sextet from the Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble.
Brahms from Lars Vogt and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Shostakovich from Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra, and world premiere recordings of two new works by Sir James MacMillan
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for March, with Víkingur Ólafsson's hypnotic new album of Rameau and Debussy on Deutsche Grammophon out in front by a country mile...
The pianist talks to David about his recently-released album of Scriabin mazurkas on Ondine.
Ripping yarns from Stéphane Degout and Simon Lepper, an exuberant Diabelli Variations with a twist from Rudolf Buchbinder, and an affectionate tribute to Leopold Godowsky from the brilliant young Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin.
Beethoven from Andreas Staier, Dvořák from Jakub Hrůša and the late Jiří Bělohlávek, and reconditioned archive recordings from Yehudi Menuhin and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
With our main office and Leamington shop currently closed, our staff share their personal soundtracks for working from home.
The Polish composer, whose talent for creating uncanny sonorities inspired film-directors including Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, has died aged 86.
The Icelandic pianist releases his third album on Deutsche Grammophon: an exquisitely-performed programme of music by Debussy and Rameau.
Korngold from John Wilson, Fauré from Louis Lortie, Mozart from Peter Donohoe, and an intriguing programme of Haydn, Grisey and Nono from soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan with Ludwig Orchestra.
The President of Warner Classics and Erato talks to Katherine about his fifty-year career.
Anniversary celebrations of Guido Cantelli and Collegium Vocale Gent, plus Beethoven from Jonathan Biss, Rudolf Buchbinder and the Kuss Quartet, and an anthology of film scores from Charles Gerhardt.
Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Volume Two of Italian pianist Federico Colli's exuberant Scarlatti series on Chandos, described by Michael Church as 'a riveting hour' of 'wonderful pianism'.
James talks to Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson about his latest album on Deutsche Grammophon: a fascinating pairing of music by Debussy and Jean Philippe Rameau.
The Israeli soprano is sparkling and technically fearless in a programme of arias with the Academy of Ancient Music, whilst Goerne's song-recital with Jan Lisiecki is an altogether darker affair.
Rachmaninov from Lucerne, Dvořák from the late Jiří Bělohlávek, an eclectic song-recital from Patricia Petibon, and Die Walküre from the Royal Opera House.
The Leeds International Piano Competition winner talks to Katherine about his first studio recording, released on Warner Classics last month.