Latest News: Classical
The internationally-renowned organist looks back on her career as she reaches her 80th birthday – discussing the organ's place as a solo instrument, her association with the music of Messiaen, Sir Malcolm Sargent and more.
After a short break, the Presto Music Podcast is back, and for this first episode, Harriet Smith and Paul Thomas talk through some of their favourite pianists.
The complete Percy Grainger recordings on Chandos, an anthology of piano lessons from Christoph Eschenbach, and celebrations of Dame Gillian Weir and Hephzibah Menuhin.
Chris introduces this month's selection, with the first instalment of Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Rachmaninov series from Philadelphia on Deutsche Grammophon in pride of place.
The Uzbek pianist is beguiling in Children's Corner and the 24 Preludes Op. 28, and offers the virtual tour of one's dreams in Pictures at an Exhibition.
Haydn from Il Giardino Armonico, Salieri from Les Talens Lyriques, Prokofiev from Nicholas Angelich, and Romberg from Chouchane Siranossian.
The French conductor talks to Katherine about his Presto Award-winning recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Gossec's Symphonie à 17 parties.
The ICMA results were revealed this morning, with winners including recordings from Beatrice Rana, Ermonela Jaho, Pablo Heras-Casado, and Chouchane Siranossian.
Reflecting on his recent release on Wergo, the pianist talks about Bagatelles, improvisation and his own relationship with Harrison Birtwistle.
The Welsh harpist, whose artistry inspired composers including Benjamin Britten, has died aged 92.
Sir Mark Elder conducts a scintillating account of Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious persecution in sixteenth-century India, starring Albina Shagimuratova, René Barbera, and Misha Kiria.
Plaisirs illuminés from Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern, Behzod Abduraimov's debut recital on Alpha, Telemann from Holland Baroque, and Nathalie Stutzmann in baroque opera arias with Orfeo 55.
Highlights amongst recent and forthcoming vinyl releases include Itzhak Perlman's mid-1980s recordings of solo Bach, Anna Clyne's Mythologies, and Mariss Jansons's final concert from Carnegie Hall.
The pianist talks to Katherine about the third volume of his acclaimed Antoine Reicha series on Chandos (released last Friday), which features just one work - an extraordinary set of 57 variations composed in 1802–03.
The Australian period-instrument ensemble's cellist Daniel Yeadon and fortepianist Neal Peres Da Costa talk to Katherine about their recording of the French composer-pianist's Piano Quintet No. 1, released on ABC Classics last autumn.
Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by Frank Peter Zimmermann's 'benchmark' recordings of the Martinů violin concertos with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jakub Hruša on BIS.
Recording of the Week,
Elmas Piano Concertos from Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
David enjoys the latest instalment in Hyperion's inexhaustible series, featuring the earliest-known piano concertos by an Armenian composer.
Machaut from the Orlando Consort, Reicha from Ivan Ilić, Weinberg from the Arcadia Quartet, and an engaging debut album from baritone James Newby.
The French pianist talks to Katherine about her recording of works by Mozart and Valentin Silvestrov with Camerata Salzburg, released at the end of last year on Deutsche Grammophon.
Our 50 best-selling titles across all formats for the whole of last year, with Víkingur Ólafsson's spellbinding recital of Rameau and Debussy on Deutsche Grammophon leading the pack...