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Australian pianist and lawyer Paul Wee talks to David about his new recording of two monumental works by Alkan - the Symphony and Concerto for solo piano - and about his intense double career.
Recording of the Week,
Vaughan Williams Symphonies from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins continues his Vaughan Williams cycle with the sharply-contrasted Third and Fourth symphonies, as well as the première of a newly-restored work for tenor, chorus and orchestra.
Elgar from Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Andris Nelsons’s first New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna, Handel’s first opera Almira from Boston, and Mahler, Zemlinsky and Korngold from soprano Camilla Tilling.
Russian-British composer, DJ and record producer Gabriel Prokofiev talks to David about his recently-released double-bill of concertos, showcasing the saxophone and bass drum as solo instruments.
Chris introduces this month's selection, with Stephen Hough's 'imaginative yet learned' accounts of Brahms's late piano works (released last Friday on Hyperion) in pride of place.
Seventeen titles from Decca's British Collection make up our latest Presto CD additions, including recordings of Britten, Elgar, Finzi, Holst, Tippett and Walton.
The young British soprano Louise Alder traces her family history through a programme of Rachmaninov, Grieg, Medtner, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Britten, with superb support from Joseph Middleton.
Schtschedrin and Respighi from the late Mariss Jansons, late Brahms from Stephen Hough, the start of a promising Ockeghem series from award-winning vocal ensemble Blue Heron, and a scintillating debut from young Swedish violinist Johan Dalene, who won last year’s Carl Nielsen Competition.
Our 50 best-selling titles across all formats for the whole of last year, with Isabelle Faust's Bach concertos (and assorted extras!) with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin on Harmonia Mundi leading the pack...
A short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who passed away during 2019.
Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for December, with Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang's recital of Franck and Chopin on Erato in first place...
Rarities by Auber and Leopold Koželuch on Naxos, the world premiere recordings of three symphonies by the British TV and film composer Christopher Gunning, and remasterings of Kathleen Ferrier and Teresa Berganza.
Anthologies devoted to Moura Lympany, Ernst Haefliger, Karl Münchinger and Solomon, plus collection of Russian chamber music and a 56-disc Mendelssohn Edition on Hänssler.
The German lyric tenor and conductor, who was particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of Schubert lieder and the Bach Passions, has died aged 84.
Joined by soprano Carolyn Sampson, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra continue their Mahler cycle with an exquisitely-detailed performance of the Fourth Symphony.
A selection of our best-selling titles from autumn and winter, from artists including Víkingur Ólafsson, Le Poème Harmonique, and Paavo Järvi.
Chris introduces this issue's selection, headed by 'the best Samson ever' from John Butt and Dunedin Consort on Linn.
Recently added Presto CDs include Mahler from Christoph von Dohnányi, Grieg and Chopin from Olli Mustonen and Haydn from Sir Georg Solti.
Recordings from Sandrine Piau, Igor Levit and Jakub Józef Orliński feature among the editorial team's individual picks of the year.
Symphonies by Leopold Koželuch, piano concertos by Hummel, transcendental studies by Liszt and Lyapunov, and a three-part documentary on the history of the English organ from Fugue State Films.