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Chopin from Benjamin Grosvenor, Dvořák and Copland from Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra, Farrenc from Christoph König and the Solistes Européens Luxembourg, and a boxed set of Karajan recordings from Decca.
Anniversary tributes from artists including Maurizio Pollini, Rudolf Buchbinder, Teodor Currentzis, the Capuçon brothers.
The British pianist, who was particularly associated with the music of Nikolai Medtner, has died aged 80.
Including Riccardo Chailly conducting Orff's Carmina Burana, Dvořák's Piano Concerto from András Schiff and Shostakovich's Symphony No 14 from Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
David talks to conductor and musicologist Owen Rees about his latest album with Contrapunctus, exploring the impact of Josquin on Spanish polyphony.
The Dutch pianist, conductor and composer has died aged 81.
David talks to members of the all-female vocal quintet about their new recording on Somm Recordings.
The NHK Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi perform a trio of works by Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Dance Suite, and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.
Strauss from Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic, Sibelius from Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Schumann, Poulenc and Zemlinsky from German soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, and Hasse and Lady Gaga from Simone Kermes.
Ahead of the release of their album of Bartók on Sony Classical tomorrow, the Japanese orchestra's Chief Conductor talks to Katherine about expanding their twentieth-century and contemporary repertoire and his plans for their future together.
Chris introduces this month's selection, including Bach from Angela Hewitt, Tchaikovsky from Peter Donohoe, and Strauss from Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
The American mezzo (currently starring as Nerone in Handel's Agrippina at the Metropolitan Opera) talks to Katherine about her new recording of cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel and Haydn, released last month on Alpha.
The Italian opera conductor, who was one of the finest Verdi and Puccini interpreters of the twentieth century, has died aged 88.
The Italian soprano, who was widely recognised as one of the finest Verdi and Puccini singers of the twentieth century, has died aged 84.
Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds talks to David about his new album of choral works, recorded by the Choir of the West at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.
The Italian conductor and orchestra present nine world premiere recordings of occasional marches alongside energetic accounts of the Overture in G minor and Symphony.
The St Matthew Passion from Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan, Sibelius from Sir Mark Elder and The Hallé, Mozart from Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov, and Elgar, Chausson and more from Daniel Hope and friends.
The American pianist, who was as renowned for his work with contemporary composers as for his period-instrument performances of Mozart and Beethoven, has died aged 72.
Chris introduces this month’s Choices, with John Wilson’s French album Escales with Sinfonia of London on Chandos first among equals as Recording of the Month.
Phantasm's founder, director and violist Laurence Dreyfus talks to David about the consort's new disc, exploring the polyphonic keyboard works of JS Bach in new arrangements for viols.