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 Coming Soon, Brahms from Sir András Schiff and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The pianist directs Brahms's concertos from the keyboard with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Cecilia Bartoli sings a gender-fluid Ariodante from Salzburg, and soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn champions Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

 Coming Soon, Joyce DiDonato's Winterreise and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

A novel take on Schubert's Winter Journey from the American mezzo and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, plus Schoenberg from Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Vaughan Williams from Antonio Pappano, and Péter Eötvös's new violin concerto from its dedicatee Isabelle Faust.

 Coming Soon, Lise Davidsen's second album and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner and more from the Norwegian lyric-dramatic soprano, plus Elgar from Renaud Capuçon, Bach from Rinaldo Alessandrini, and the DVD premiere of Jake Heggie's Great Scott with Joyce DiDonato.

 Coming Soon, Donizetti's Il Paria and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious intolerance gets a rare outing under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, plus French piano duets from Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, Beethoven from René Jacobs, and Josquin from Stile Antico.

 Coming Soon, Ermonela Jaho's debut solo recording and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The Albanian soprano celebrates the legacy of Rosina Storchio on Opera Rara, plus new albums from Diana Damrau, Alexandre Kantorow, Jonas Kaufmann and others.

 Coming Soon, Das Lied von der Erde from Iván Fischer and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

A valedictory coda to the Budapest Festival Orchestra's superb Mahler series, plus Elgar from Daniel Barenboim and Elīna Garanča, Liszt & Thalberg from Marc-André Hamelin, and Barrie Kosky's Salzburg staging of Orphée aux Enfers on DVD and Blu-ray.

 Coming Soon, Purcell from Paul McCreesh and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The Gabrielis record a new edition of The Fairy Queen, plus Shostakovich from Alina Ibragimova, Beethoven concertos from Stephen Hough, and Tannhäuser from last year’s Bayreuth Festival, with Lise Davidsen making her debut on the ‘green hill’ as Elisabeth.

 Coming Soon, Debussy & Rameau from Víkingur Ólafsson and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

An all-French programme from the award-winning Icelandic pianist, plus Vinci from Franco Fagioli, more Korngold from John Wilson, and Verdi’s Otello from Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Academia Nationale di Santa Cecilia.

 Coming Soon, Beethoven 2020 - forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Anniversary tributes from artists including Maurizio Pollini, Rudolf Buchbinder, Teodor Currentzis, the Capuçon brothers.

 Coming Soon, Benjamin Grosvenor's Chopin and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

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.

 Coming Soon, Handel's Agrippina starring Joyce DiDonato and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Franco Fagioli, Luca Pisaroni and Jakub Józef Orliński also star in Handel’s early opera with Il Pomo d’Oro and Maxim Emelyanychev; other January highlights include Strauss albums from Diana Damrau and Vasily Petrenko, and infernal Charpentier from Vox Luminis.

 Coming Soon, Sheku Kanneh-Mason's Elgar and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The young British cellist tackles Elgar’s concerto with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, plus an all-Russian extravaganza from Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Franck and Chopin cello sonatas from Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang.

 Coming Soon, La damnation de Faust from John Nelson and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Joyce DiDonato and Michael Spyres join forces once again for Berlioz from Strasbourg, plus Shostakovich from the Pavel Haas Quartet, Schubert from Arcadi Volodos, and recital albums from Angela Gheorghiu and Jakub Józef Orliński.

 Coming Soon, A Farinelli homage from Cecilia Bartoli and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The Italian mezzo pays tribute to the most celebrated castrato of them all, plus a Viennese whirl with Jonas Kaufmann, Beethoven from Leonidas Kavakos and Masaaki Suzuki, and Purcell's King Arthur from Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli.

 Coming Soon, Quatuor Ébène's Beethoven odyssey and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The French quartet embark on a world tour and series of live recordings of the complete string quartets to mark the composer’s upcoming 250th birthday, plus anniversary Berlioz from John Nelson, and a triptych of ‘sea pictures’ from Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

 Coming Soon, A Soirée with Magdalena Kožená & Simon Rattle and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Ravel, Dvořák, Stravinsky and more from the Czech mezzo and family/friends, plus Chopin from Pavel Kolesnikov, Beethoven from Christian Tetzlaff and Jan Lisiecki, Schubert from Francesco Piemontesi, and Mozart from Daniel Behle.

 Coming Soon, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and other autumn highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The maverick Moldovian violinist records music by Hartmann, Frank Martin and John Zorn, plus Strauss from Riccardo Chailly, Falla from Pablo Heras-Casado, Brahms from Daniel Harding, and a live recording of Tristan und Isolde starring Stuart Skelton and Gun-Brit Barkmin.

 Coming Soon, Igor Levit's complete Beethoven sonatas and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The Russian-German pianist's early commemoration of next year's 250th anniversary will be released on Sony in September, plus new recordings from Daniil Trifonov, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Adès, and Ildar Abdrazakov.

 Coming Soon, Cecilia Bartoli in L'Italiana in Algeri and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The Roman mezzo returns to her Rossinian roots in her role-debut as the irrepressible ‘Italian Girl’ abroad Isabella in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s contemporary staging, filmed at Salzburg last year.

 Coming Soon, Renée Fleming sings Mahler and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

For her first Lieder album in nearly two decades, the American soprano sings the Rückert-Lieder with the Münchner Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann, plus Brahms and Schumann with Hartmut Höll.