Latest News: Classical
Our Boxing Day boxes include portraits of Claudio Abbado, Maria Yudina and Willi Boskovsky, plus the complete piano music of Sergei Bortkiewicz.
Bach, Schubert, Finzi, Liszt and Saint-Saëns feature among the editorial team's individual picks of the year.
Ten of our best-selling titles from autumn and winter, from artists including Jean Rondeau, the Chiaroscuro Quartet, and Christian & Tanja Tetzlaff with Lars Vogt.
The conductor talks to Katherine about the world premiere recording of Sullivan's 1873 oratorio on the life of Christ, which was released last month on Dutton.
The German soprano and tenor join forces with Helmut Deutsch for the Italienisches Liederbuch, plus Chopin from Maurizio Pollini, Berlioz from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles, Liszt from Boris Giltburg, and Schumann from Gautier Capuçon and friends/family…
The German tenor talks to Katherine about recording Zender's 'composed interpretation' of Schubert's great song-cycle, out now on Alpha.
Chris introduces this month's selection, with three of Handel's Italian cantatas from two outstanding young French singers and Emmanuelle Haïm directing Le Concert d'Astrée out in front as Recording of the Month.
Recording of the Week,
Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov from Vasily Petrenko and the Liverpool Philharmonic
The Russian conductor presides over sparkling, taut accounts of two avian fairy-tales: the complete ballet music for The Firebird and the suite from the posthumously-premiered opera Le Coq d’Or.
Includes recordings from Jordi Savall, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, and Stephen Costello.
The Italian pianist talks to Katherine about his long-term mission to record the composer’s complete piano music (much of it written decades after his early retirement from opera), recently accomplished on Naxos.
Chris introduces this month's selection, including albums from Víkingur Ólafsson, James Ehnes, Elsa Dreisig, and Mahan Esfahani.
The shortlist for next year's Awards was revealed on Friday - read on for full details of the recordings which will be battling it out in the eight classical categories.
James listens to a captivating account of three orchestral works by Debussy from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles, performed on authentic instruments.
The winners revealed - ten fantastic recordings which really stood out from the crowd for us over the past twelve months, plus the results of our new special category awards...
Naive’s Vivaldi Edition continues in style with Il Giustino, the Quatuor Ébène’s former viola-player conducts some exhilarating Mozart, and Gottfried von der Goltz supersizes Corelli.
William Vann talks to David about a new album recorded by the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, devoted entirely to Christmas works by Vaughan Williams and featuring a number of world-première recordings.
Festive albums from artists including Masaaki Suzuki, Rolando Villazón, Daniel Behle, The Sixteen, Apollo’s Fire, and the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
An eclectic mix of titles, including Nielsen from Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wagner from Bruno Walter, and Bach from Hille Perl.
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for November, with Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna's Mahler Six in first place...
Schumann from Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber, Beethoven from Maxim Emelyanychev and the Nizhny Novgorod Soloists, and Elgar from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé.