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The single completed act of Sardanapalo (premiered just last year in Weimar), plus albums from Paul Lewis, Joyce DiDonato, Steven Isserlis, and Martin Helmchen.
The tenor talks to Katherine about his recent recording of songs by Mahler, George Butterworth, Rudi Stephan and Kurt Weill with Antonio Pappano, released at the end of October on Warner Classics.
The great German bass, particularly famed for his Wagner roles, has died aged 92.
Recording of the Week,
Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch from Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau and Helmut Deutsch
The German tenor, soprano and pianist have a ball with Wolf's 46 miniatures on love, loss and fickleness, recorded live in concert in Essen last year.
Includes recordings from Boris Giltburg, Stile Antico, Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, and William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
The violinist talks to Katherine about her new album of music by Wieniawski, Szymanowski, Karłowicz and Moszkowski, released last Friday on Chandos Records.
A comprehensive collection of César Franck, anthologies celebrating two great French female pianists, and DVD boxes exploring the careers of Claudio Abbado and Sergiu Celibidache.
The South African-born British composer, particularly known for his choral works, has died aged 91.
Chris introduces this month's selection, including albums from Elicia Silverstein, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, the Elias String Quartet, and Ludus Modalis.
The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds present the second volume in Chandos's survey of the orchestral works of American composer, George Antheil.
Includes recordings from Jordi Savall, Jennifer Pike, Federico Colli, Vladimir Feltsman, and the Wihan Quartet.
Chris introduces the latest addition to the Presto website - a new department dedicated to Jazz recordings.
Our 50 best-selling titles across all formats for the whole of last year, with Rachel Podger's pared-down but vibrant Four Seasons with Brecon Baroque leading the pack...
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for December, with The Choir of King's College Cambridge's celebration of the centenary of their Nine Lessons and Carols service storming ahead in first place...
Donizetti from Stephen Costello, Mozart from Ensemble Appassionato and Mathieu Herzog, and upscaled Corelli from Gottfried von der Goltz and the Freiburger Barockorchester.
A short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who passed away during 2018.
Includes new releases from Jordi Savall, Xavier Sabata, Gottfried von der Goltz, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
The British composer's third opera, based on the downfall of Edward II and starring French baritone Stéphane Degout as the conflicted monarch, has a compact, claustrophobic beauty.
Orphée et Euridice from La Scala with Juan Diego Flórez and Christiane Karg, an eclectic song recital from Anne Sofie von Otter, and late Brahms from Garrick Ohlsson.
The soprano talks to Katherine about her recording of four of Handel's Italian cantatas, including Armida abbandonata and Agrippina condotta a morire, released on Vivat in October.