Latest News: Classical
The members of the young American string quartet talk to David about their début recording, which features four quartets from composers experiencing a variety of personal and political traumas.
Highlights from the latest additions include recordings by Toscanini, Leontyne Price, Günter Wand and Leonard Slatkin.
Chris introduces this month's selection, including albums from Sean Shibe, Dénes Várjon, and Daniel Barenboim plus friends and family.
Details of the German Record Critics’ Annual Awards were announced last week - read on for the jury's observations on the classical winners.
The great Spanish soprano, renowned for her legendary pianissimi and superb command of bel canto, has died at the age of 85.
Igor Levit explores music of transfiguration and transcendence in his Life Album, an eclectic recital of Bach-via-Busoni and Wagner-via-Liszt.
Today's new releases include solo Bach from Hilary Hahn, Shostakovich from Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO, Mahler from Adam Fischer and Chopin from Ingrid Fliter.
The Australian tenor (currently singing Siegmund in the Royal Opera House's Ring Cycle) talks to Katherine about his career as a Wagnerian and his debut solo recording Shining Knight, recently released on ABC Classics.
Katherine talks to the award-winning young guitarist about his confrontational new album, which mixes seventeenth-century Scottish lute music with works by Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe and David Lang.
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for September, with boisterous Bernstein from Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra at the top of the tree.
A Winterreise with a twist, a voluptuous tour of fin de siècle Vienna with Barbara Hannigan, and a fascinating collection of orchestral music by the British twentieth-century composer Ruth Gipps.
Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium bring their mighty Bach cycle to a close with a pairing of two 'Cantatas of Contentment'.
Mahler from Mariss Jansons, Pärt from Viktoria Mullova and Paavo Järvi, Chopin and Schubert from Steven isserlis, and Klemperer from the Richard Itter archives.
We are very pleased to be able to announce the latest development on the Presto website: a new department dedicated to books about music.
Includes new releases from Daniel Barenboim, Víkingur Ólafsson and Sean Shibe, plus reissues of great performances from Birgit Nilsson and Sergiu Celibidache.
The Greek-Russian conductor's first recording of Mahler, plus Mozart from Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov, and Massenet and Puccini from Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna.
Katherine talks to the Russian soprano and Italian mezzo who star as mother and estranged son on Sir Mark Elder's new, uncut recording of Rossini's great opera seria.
A collection of complete live performances from the great Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson, plus anthologies from Gramophone Award-winners Neeme Järvi and Blue Heron, and a sumptuous set of Cecilia Bartoli's Rossini recordings.
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.