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An eloquent, gently moving debut from the young Swedish violinist Johan Dalene, French connections from John Wilson, and a terrific triptych of Ariannas from American mezzo Kate Lindsey.
The American mezzo sings the title role of the scheming Roman matriarch in a starrily-cast recording of Handel's early opera with Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.
Strauss Lieder from Diana Damrau, Helmut Deutsch and the late Mariss Jansons, French orchestral works from John Wilson and Sinfonia of London, Prokofiev from Steven Osborne, and Beethoven from Kristian Bezuidenhout and Pablo Heras-Casado.
The British conductor talks to James about his new ensemble and their first two recording projects of music by Korngold plus a selection of French orchestral works.
Transatlantic connections from the Cincinnati Symphony and their French musical director, Schtschedrin and Respighi from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and an impressive debut album of Barber and Tchaikovsky from young Swedish violinist Johan Dalene.
The Belgian tenor talks to David about his recent double-bill of Charpentier's settings of the Orpheus myth, with A Nocte Temporis and Vox Luminis.
Chris introduces the winning classical albums from this year's ceremony, which took place last night in Los Angeles.
The Austrian bass-baritone, who was especially renowned for his Wagner roles and made his final appearance in Die Meistersinger only last April, has died aged 95.
Kirill Karabits conducts the Staatskapelle Weimar in orchestral works by Liszt, including the world-premiere recording of the Künstlerfestzug zur Schillerfeier.
Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton explore Schubert, Haydn and Wolf’s ‘Divine Muses’, Swedish soprano Malin Byström makes her solo recording debut with Berg, Duparc and Rangström, and Kairos present three large-scale orchestral works by Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth.
January collections include Claudio Abbado’s complete recordings with the Wiener Philharmoniker for Deutsche Grammophon, a celebration of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s early years, and the first complete recording of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s monumental Sequentia cyclica for solo piano.
A selection of our 2019 Recordings of the Year winners with their awards!
The ICMA results were revealed this morning, with winners including recordings from Adám Fischer, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Adès, and the young Turkish pianist Can Çakmur.
The Catalan countertenor talks to Katherine about taking 'a trip into the darkness of the mind' on his recording of Schubert's great song-cycle, released before Christmas on Berlin Classics.
The Australian horn player and conductor has died at the age of 88.
The two Belgian early music ensembles pool their resources for two very different works depicting Orpheus's descent to the underworld, with Van Mechelen on outstanding form as the intrepid hero in each case.
CPE Bach from oboist Xenia Löffler and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a Thousand‘ from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the complete Beethoven piano sonatas from Fazil Say, and another Liszt rarity from Kirill Karabits and the Staatskapelle Weimar.
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The young British pianist records the two concertos with Elim Chan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, plus two Adès world premiere recordings and new releases from Adam Laloum, the Fitzwilliam Quartet, Isabelle Faust, and Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton.