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Chris introduces the winning classical albums from this year's ceremony, which took place last night in Los Angeles.
In a true meeting of musical minds, the two superb pianists team up once again for a delectable programme of miniatures by Fauré, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel.
Ives symphonies from Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the world premiere recording of Ludomir Różycki's 1944 Violin Concerto, and Strauss, Berg and Zemlinsky from Sandrine Piau.
The conductor talks to Katherine about the world première recording of the 1979 chamber-opera Margaret Catchpole, which tells the story of a Suffolk servant-girl who was deported to Australia for stealing a horse in the late eighteenth century.
Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by Hilary Hahn's 'Paris' album (featuring music by Chausson, Prokofiev and Rautavaara) on Deutsche Grammophon.
The young British baritone talks to Katherine about his career to date, and his debut recording of songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler and Britten on BIS.
Bruckner and Mahler are the focus of this week's show, as Paul Thomas is joined by Gramophone writer Peter Quantrill to assess a couple of recent box-sets devoted to each composer.
The Minnesota Orchestra and their Music Director give a tumultuous, emotional account of Mahler's final, unfinished symphony, in the performing version by Deryck Cooke.
Elgar from Renaud Capuçon, French piano duets from Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, a Parisian album from Hilary Hahn, and the world premiere recording of Chaya Czernowin’s opera Heart Chamber.
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for February, with the fifth instalment of Andris Nelsons's Bruckner cycle from Leipzig on Deutsche Grammophon in first place...
The pianist talks about her new album, that sees her draw together numerous different sets of variations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The Swedish violinist talks about his new album of music from Northern Europe, with pianist Christian Ihle Hadland.
A breathtaking Liszt recital from Benjamin Grosvenor, three electrifying orchestral works by Raymond Yiu, and a highly enjoyable trip to the zoo with Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton.
Lionel Meunier's ensemble explore a time of religious and musical flux in Europe, with an album centred around Heinrich Biber's Requiem and less-heard works by his contemporaries.
Piazzolla from Lucienne Renaudin Vary, Bartók from Thomas Dausgaard, Brahms from Antoine Tamestit and Cédric Tiberghien, and French theatre music from Neeme Järvi.
The pianist talks about his new album of Bach transcriptions, inspired in part by his personal reaction to the Notre-Dame de Paris fire of 2019.
Chris introduces this month's selection, with a 'sexy, sparkling' account of John Eccles's Semele from the Academy of Ancient Music and Julian Perkins in pride of place.
Featured artists on our latest batch include Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jorge Bolet, Martha Argerich, and Erich Kleiber.
The violinist talks about her new recording on Paganini's own violin, featuring works by, dedicated to and responding to the great composer.
The French baritone is on spine-tingling form in a high-octane programme of arias from operas including La forza del destino, Otello, Don Carlos, and Falstaff.